Once Upon A Cool Motorcycle Dude

O'Malley, Kevin

Book - 2005
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Once Upon A Cool Motorcycle Dude
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.

Publisher: New York : Walker & Company, 2005
ISBN: 0802789471
Branch Call Number: jE OMALLEY
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,29 cm


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Jul 17, 2014
  • Bubblechau rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved this book when I was in elementary school.

Jul 12, 2014
  • red_leopard_128 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.


Jun 24, 2014
  • EileenH1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Jun 04, 2013
  • HeatherHunter rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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

Apr 20, 2013
  • Rachiecakes rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jan 13, 2013
  • forbesrachel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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!

Aug 29, 2011
  • jeffsaunt rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Jul 10, 2011
  • SaHa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Feb 21, 2011
  • Ubalstecha rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Apr 16, 2010
  • Yvonne_library rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book to read to children of all ages, for it brings different qualities depending on the group you are reading to.

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