Class B.U.R.P.The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger (Volume 2)
Jenny Meyerhoff, illustrated by Jason Week
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
When a video of ten-year-old Louie Burger is aired on famous comedian Lou Lafferman's TV show, Louie is sure that his days of being a class B.U.R.P. (Boy Used to Ridicule and Put-downs) are gone and that his popularity will skyrocket. But his fifteen minutes of fame are over before he even realizes it, and he's suddenly back to being regular Louie. He tries to come up with ways to bump up his popularity, such as having the best Halloween costume. But Louie soon learns that in the end, friendship is more important than popularity anyway.
This sequel to The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger, with its fun boy humor and copious line art (fifty illustrations!), is sure to satisfy.
THE PERKS OF BEING A BARFBURGER
I hike my backpack high on my shoulders and take one last bite of the caramel apple my dad let me eat for breakfast. It's a Monday morning in the middle of October and the leaves are starting...
Praise for Class B.U.R.P.
“Fifth-grade jokester Louie Burger has a killer sense of humor . . . Give this one to kids or educators who are looking for anti-bullying stories, as well as to young comedy buffs.” —School Library Journal
“Louie is an appealing, genuinely funny 10-year-old, determined to win hearts and minds on his own terms . . . Fans of Lincoln Peirce's Big Nate, Stephan Pastis' Timmy Failure and James Patterson's I Funny should make friends with Louie Burger.” —Booklist
“Aspiring elementary school comedian Louie Burger is back, this time tackling popularity . . . Funny and accessible.” —Kirkus Reviews-