Item description for Veggie Tales: Larryboy In The Attack Of Outbak Jac (Big Idea Books) by Doug Peterson...
Overview When super villain Outback Jack and his sidekick attack Bumblyburg in search of a buried treasure, Larryboy must rely on retired super heroes for help--including the wise, mild-mannered Pruneman. This adventure provides a gentle lesson about respecting our elders.
Publishers Description The Australian supervillain, Outback Jack, and his sidekick, Jackie, are in search of buried treasure in Bumblyburg. No veggie will stand in their way LarryBoy has to rely on retired superhero, Pruneman, to help him. But before they can capture Outback Jack, they must first battle the Hilaria-Mosquito, which stings victims with a green gag gas that keeps them telling jokes...for hours Will LarryBoy respect the wisdom that Pruneman has to offer? Or will the Hilaria-Mosquito make him the next super-comic? Find out in this 'hilarious' LarryBoy adventure that teaches kids about respecting their elders Sunday morning values, Saturday morning fun. Now that's the Big Idea Through imaginative and innovative products, Zonderkidz is feeding young souls.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.27" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Aug 4, 2003
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Big Idea Books
ISBN 0310706491 ISBN13 9780310706496 UPC 025986706494
Availability 0 units.
More About Doug Peterson
Doug Peterson is a Gold-Medallion-winning author with a storied writing career. He is a versatile writer and the author of 60 books, including three historical novels with Bay Foresta The Disappearing Man, The Puzzle People, and The Vanishing Woman.After writing for the VeggieTales series, Doug made a successful transition to historical novelist. He has emerged as a popular author and speaker on history, doing events at the Museum of Man in San Diego, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Malone University in Canton, and numerous schools in Illinois, Ohio, and Tennessee.In addition, The Disappearing Man was selected by Canton, Ohio, for its 2011 One Book, One Community program. Doug is currently working with an actress/director on her first-person portrayal of Ellen Craft, heroine of his latest novel, The Vanishing Woman. Ellen Craft, a light-skinned slave, escaped in 1848 by posing as a white man, while her husband pretended to be her slave.Other highlights of Doug's writing career include: a cents Author of 42 books for the popular VeggieTales seriesa cents Co-storywriter for the best-selling VeggieTales video, Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weeda cents Science writer for the University of Illinois for over 30 yearsa cents Author of over 500 stories and articles published in more than 20 magazinesa cents Author of a The Career of Horville Sash, a a popular short story made into a music video featuring Grammy-winner Jennifer Warnesa cents Co-writer of a Roman Ruins, a an episode in the bestselling line of How to Host a Murder party gamesDoug lives in Champaign, Illinois, with his wife Nancy (a therapist for over 30 years), and they have two grown sons. His next novel, due out in 2013, will deal with Civil War spies and submarines.You can find him on Facebook under a Doug Peterson Author.a Also, check out his website and a History By The Slicea blog at: www.bydougpeterson.com."
Doug Peterson currently resides in Johnson City.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Veggie Tales: Larryboy In The Attack Of Outbak Jac?
Not the Best... Mar 1, 2005
This book was OK, but not as good as I hoped. There were a few slight changes that the author made, which kind of confused me. Well, in the story, there's a villian named Outback Jack, and his sidekick is a sock puppet. (Not so original, considering that Awful Alvin, another villian in some other books, has a lamp as a side kick). There's a file they steal from the newspaper office that tells them about treasure map on the face of a clock. But, at the beginning of the book, Larry is called Lawrence once. Not that I don't like the name, but the nickname Larry seems to make more sense for him. Also, the author played around with Larryboy's secret identity (Or secret identities in this book) which confused me a lot. This book is good. I read it sometimes. It's just that the other books in this series seem to make more sense than this one. Most things are much different in this one than in the others.
Um... Oct 19, 2004
Now, don't let this review fool you.
I love the Larryboy books, and the movies!
However, this book didn't really measure up.
This is the only book that I wasn't really sastified with. This is not to say that I didn't enjoy it. Larryboy is adorable, and Pruneman is a good addition. There are even a few inside jokes. (In Chapter 15, for example, Larryboy shouts to "three scallions". Trust me, if you've seen VeggieTales, you'll get it.)
However, at the end, it didn't seem fully fleshed. Outback Jack was not exactly, in my opinion, a very interesting villian. He's neither scary nor very lovable, which is a problem because every other villian has been either one or the other. Not to mention the bad guy whose sidekick is an inanimate object has been done before! (See the Awful Ear Wacks Attacks.)
The plot seems a little strange. Maybe I read it too fast, but it didn't seem to make much sense.
Is this recomended? Well, it depends. If you want to read every single book in the series, go ahead. Anyone who doesn't care about reading every book can skip it.