Once Upon A Cool Motorcycle Dude

Once Upon A Cool Motorcycle Dude

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Cooperatively writing a fairy tale for school, a girl imagines a beautiful princess whose beloved ponies are being stolen by a giant, and a boy conjures up the muscular biker who will guard the last pony in exchange for gold.

McMillan Palgrave

Once upon a time there was ... a princess who loved all her beautiful ponies, a cool muscle dude who rode an awesome motorcycle. But a giant came and started stealing them! The dude came to fight the ugly, smelly giant with his mighty sword. She turned gold into thread while she cried for Buttercup, her favorite pony. And he took the princess's gold thread for payment The end!

Wait a minute! That's not how it ends!

Oh no?

Once upon a time there was a boy and a girl who had to tell a fairy tale to the class, but they couldn't agree on the story. Will everyone live happily ever after?

Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2005
ISBN: 9780802789495
Branch Call Number: PIC O'Malley, K 2005
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.1 0.5 103997
Additional Contributors: Goto, Scott
Heyer, Carol 1950-


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vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

For ages 6-8. Once upon a time there was a boy and a girl who were supposed to tell their favourite fairy tale to the class for a library project, but they couldn’t agree on a story. Argue, argue, argue. Should a princess who loves ponies or a cool muscle dude who loves motorcycles win the day? You chose.

Jul 23, 2015

Boy vs Girl
Very funny book, really enjoyed it.
Perfect for the brothers and sisters of the family

Jul 12, 2014


Jun 24, 2014

It's a really funny book! I like how it's kids telling a story within the story.

Jun 04, 2013

Didn't make a lot of sense. I had trouble understanding this one.

Rachiecakes Apr 20, 2013

I read this one to a group of Kindergarteners and grade 1 students for a story time outreach. They LOVED it. I kept them involved by asking the kids which story development they prefered: the girl's or the boy's. The illustrations are marvelous - and though the distinctions between the male and female traits of the story are stereotypical...there is a reason! :) Boys will be boys...and they know it, and to my delight, are excited about it. And vice versa.

forbesrachel Jan 13, 2013

There are a lot of contrasts in this story: the contrast between the tales illustrations and the cartoonish narrators, a cute girls story to a cool boys, a tale of woo to that of a battle royale, etc. Because of the interaction of the two though, the narrators start to incorporate the other elements into their stories to make one silly mash up of a fairy tale!

jeffsaunt Aug 29, 2011

Great book for families with a girl and a boy twins or close in age. Very funny.

Jul 10, 2011

i liked the boy and girl and boy had to work together.

Feb 21, 2011

Remember that email that circulated around the Internet about a man and a woman in college that had to do a writing exercise together for a college course? Well imagine that email as a picture book and the college students are in elementary instead and you have the hilarious Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude by Kevin O'Malley. The title alone is enough to make you pick up this book, but the competing illustration styles to match the competing stories are enough to make you stay. Now layer on a funny story that exploits the differences between male and female stories and you have a brilliant picture book that is perfect for junior and intermediate students. Teachers will also love to use this book to illustrate the writing process.

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