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Tall Tales to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Gullible Gus is a book of fiction with no truth in it at all! A Junior Library Guild selection, it's the story of a gullible cowboy who believes every darn thing. The only way poor Gus can be cured of gullibility is to travel to Fibrock, a town full of liars and find the biggest liar of all to tell him some whoppers. If Gus can doubt even one of these over-the-top tales, he’ll be cured of gullibility forever. Gullible Gus is a rollicking frame tale with three hilarious tall tales within.

Maxine Schur

45 Minute Program

 

$130


In this high-spirited, interactive program we’ll have fun reading one of the stories and exploring its language arts elements such as synonyms, hyperbole, simile, metaphor, idioms and the very sound of words. Kids will have a ball making up their own words and coming up with their own creative idioms.

Also, we’ll learn about the tall tale genre, its history and characteristics and we'll touch on some other famous American tall tale heroes such as Paul Bunyan, John Henry and Steamboat Annie.


Note: This program is enhanced if the children have read the book prior to the program.


Gullible Gus- A Junior Library Guild Selection

“This darn good yarn will have kids galloping through the pages of this middle reader.”―
Kirkus Review

"Schur’s wildly extravagant humor makes these tales jump right up and tickle the reader’s funny bone. The funniest book on the shelf.”Caryn Huberman Yacowitz, Parenting on the Peninsula

Andrew Glass provides a fine set of color drawings for this excellent chapter book― Midwest Book Review


About the Author

Maxine Rose Schur is the author of award-winning children’s books and teaches the craft of children’s book writing at conferences and colleges nationwide. As a former professional actress, Maxine provides, dramatic engaging storytelling and fun, interactive activities for children from preschool to young adult. Maxine is also an award-winning travel essayist. Maxine holds a BA in Dramatic Art from the University of California and a Masters in Liberal Arts from Stanford.

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