Desk Stories

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  • Title: Desk Stories
  • Author: Kevin O'Malley
  • ISBN: 9780807515624
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Even though kids spend most of their days with one, desks can be veryrprising Desks have a long and enduring history from the spiked desks of the Middle Ages to the beanbag desks of the 1960s School desks, in particular, can hide a wide variety oflet s just say things In this tongue in cheek companion to Backpack Stories, Kevin O Malley returns with six stEven though kids spend most of their days with one, desks can be veryrprising Desks have a long and enduring history from the spiked desks of the Middle Ages to the beanbag desks of the 1960s School desks, in particular, can hide a wide variety oflet s just say things In this tongue in cheek companion to Backpack Stories, Kevin O Malley returns with six stories of desks gone wild.

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    1. • This is a cute story that uses humor to make fun of school. I could myself using this book during the opening week of the new school year. It would also be good to use as personification because of the second chapter in the novel where the desk starts talking to a boy. • Reading, personification, boy directed book, grades 2-4• (2011, Aug 1). School Library Journal). booksinprint/DetailedV#

    2. A series of short humor comics on the theme of Desks. Cute, light, a variety of formats (one of the chapters is a series of jokes, for example). All with O'Malley's light, funny illustrations. The format reminds me of an anthology I grew up reading that collected comic strips from many sources, including Family Circle, Archie, and other early, family-friendly comics. Size of the book makes it seem like a picture-book, but this is definitely a comic collection.

    3. Funny book. Pretty anti-school though. If your kid is feeling ambivalent about school, this might not be the book to pick up. My son could really relate to it though.

    4. I wanted to like this book a lot, because the author has a unique grasp on humor in the picture book medium. However, this just felt like a lot of partially realized ideas, some better presented than others. I think there is a really funny story or two in all this about the life of a student desk. Unfortunately, there were parts of this story that just seemed like flat page-filling. Some of it would make young readers laugh, and other parts were just not where I'd hope they'd be. Overall, it's a [...]

    5. Graphic novel books2 The second book I read that is a graphic novel is Desk Stories by Kevin O’Malley. This is a book about how crazy our desk at school can get and the story of that. It’s a good book and I think older students would understand it better so I put it for 4th-6th grades and I think the genre is realistic fiction. Text-to-Text: Any schoolbooks remind me of this book. The books about going back to school or going to your first days of school remind me of this book. Text-to-Self: [...]

    6. I was a bit confused by this book, because the first "story" seemed to be non-fiction, and so I expected the rest of the book to be an interesting history of the desk. It turned out to be a series of six stories told in graphic novel/comic format, the succeeding five of which were clearly fiction. Most of the stories were ok, though I loved the one called "It Came From Within," about the snotty know-it-all who gets her comeuppance. I wish, though, that someone would write a history of the desk a [...]

    7. I really liked the format of this book -- 6 short stories illustrated in a graphic novel format. The illustrations are okay and the stories are okay and it all adds up to an okay book. Lots of my students, especially my second and third graders, love O'Malley's work. They're sure to be fans of 4. Desk Time Jokes and 6. Sue Smallton, The Incredible Shrinkinggirl.The beginning of the story opens with a brief 'history' of desks. I wish that this part of the book would have actually been based on fa [...]

    8. Desk Stories has six different short stories about a classroom desk. The 1st story speaks about the history of a desk from the flintstone days to the modern days. The 2nd story is about a student being trapped inside of the desk and how the desk attacked him. The 3rd story is about a young female student preparing to take a test then she realize that something strange is in her desk. She was not focused and she missed the time frame to take the test. 4th story is all funny desk stories. 5th stor [...]

    9. One thing I enjoy about O'Malley's work is the variety of styles that he uses. In this collection of short stories he uses a variety of styles, making each story stand on it's own. My favorite story was the one about the history of the desk (it was fun reading the made up caveman talk). The jokes were a nice pause in the middle and the desks of the future intriguing. A strange combination of humor and creepiness.

    10. Cute. Six different stories, each illustrated in a different style and each amusing. The format is more graphic novel than traditional picture book, with frames, so a good choice for a kid who likes graphic novels or is a reluctant reader, or just one transitioning from pictures to stories.Library copy.

    11. Funny stories and jokes about desks and school in general. So-so writing, so-so art makes this a so-so book. But kids will dig it. Especially those who are old enough to have started to dislike school.

    12. It was really cute and I like the idea. I am sure that my students will love it and would identify. It could be a good writing assignment if I were teaching personification.

    13. A fun look at desks, how they changed from the stone age to today and how students view desks. Kevin O'Malley can take the most mundane topic and make it entertaining with his humor and imagination!

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