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Ricky Vargas : born to be funny! / by Alan Katz ; with illustrations by Stacy Curtis.

Katz, Alan. (Author). Curtis, Stacy, (illustrator.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library J KAT (Text) 39206020804603 J Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780545313964 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0545313961 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 79 pages. : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic, [2013]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Unfunny day story -- Talent contest story -- Substitute teacher story.
Summary, etc.:
Second-grader Ricky, the funniest boy in the world has an un-funny day, enters the talent contest and meets the substitute teacher.
Target Audience Note:
Reading level: grade 2.
Appeals to 1st-2nd graders.
530L Lexile
Decoding demand: 70 (high) Semantic demand: 75 (high) Syntactic demand: 80 (high) Structure demand: 82 (very high) Lexile
Subject: School children > Juvenile fiction.
Elementary schools > Juvenile fiction.
Wit and humor > Juvenile fiction.
Talent shows > Juvenile fiction.
Substitute teachers > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Short stories.

Alan Katz is the author of many seriously silly books for children, including the bestselling Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs, illustrated by David Catrow. He lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut, with his journalist wife, Rose, and their four children. Alan can also be found at

Stacy Curtis is an award-winning cartoonist, illustrator and printmaker who draws editorial cartoons, comics and illustrations for various publications and web sites. Stacy lives in the Chicagoland area with his wife, Jann, and their dog, Derby. You can visit him at

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