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Viking It and Liking It (Time Warp Trio)
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Manufacturer: Viking Juvenile
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Binding: Hardcover
Format: Bargain Price
Label: Viking Juvenile
Manufacturer: Viking Juvenile
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 80
Publication Date: 2002-10-01
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Studio: Viking Juvenile

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Editorial Reviews:

Did you know that our word Thursday comes from the Viking god Thor . . . as in Thor's Day? Neither did the Time Warp Trio.

Did you know that if you say "Thursday" over and over again too close to a certain magic Book, you will get sucked back to a. d. 1000 when the Vikings lived? Neither did the Time Warp Trio.

Joe, Sam, and Fred are in for a wild ride as they set sail with Leif Erickson, share in a Viking feast of whale blubber, and match wits with Grim Snake-in-the-Grass while trying to find the ever-elusive Book and get back home.


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Summary: Another in a great series
Comment: This was an enjoyable read for my 9 year old, who is a fan of all the books in the Time Warp Trio series. These books inspire his curiosity about people and events in history. I use them as a fun addition to our homeschool history curriculum.

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Summary: Giving Boys a chance at reading too!
Comment: So many of the stories for young readers have hidden elements of romance these days and my son can't stand that. Even action adventure stories have underlining romances (Harry Potter, Eragon, Lord of the Rings) so it is refreshing that these boys and girls are just out to find the adventure and see the world in all different times. My son is 5 but reads on a much higher level then the books for his age group and so we needed something that didn't bore him into no longer wanting to read. These books have been a great find. Yes I know that some people find the implied language offensive but my son didn't even notice it until his dad pointed it out (thanks dad) so I'm not that worried about it. If you really don't expose your children to offensive language then they don't really know the pun is a "bad word", now do they? I think the stories are exciting for young readers, with smaller chapters they don't overwhelm the early reader and the plot is pretty easy to follow. Yes there have been some words my son didn't know (and no none were the "bad words") but isn't that what learning and reading are all about. He actually took out his dictionary and looked some of them up on his own. I am glad that my son's school isn't one of the ones that banned these titles because of a few words. We are continuing to build our library with these titles and my son continues to reread the ones he already has. If your child is like mine and doesn't want a story bogged down with kisses and mushy stuff these are great.

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Summary: Time Warp Trio: Viking It And Liking It
Comment: The Time Warp Trio:
Viking it and Liking it
By: Jon Scieszka
Illustrated by: Adam McCauley

If you like Vikings, then you will really like this book because this book is an "S'wonderful" book. The book " Time Warp Trio: Viking It And Liking It" is about three boys named Sam, Fred, and Joe being warped back into the past by a green mist from a book called "The Book" that Joe got from his uncle, a so called magician, for his birthday. At the end of the adventure, they always have to find "The Book" or they will never return to the present.

This book tells how Joe, Sam, and Fred time warp two thousand years in the past to the Vikings. While they are there, they see how the Vikings live, eat, fight, what they drink out of, and how they travel from place to place. The book also tells how Joe uses one of his tricks to defeat Grim Snake-in-the-Grass [which is Leif Eriksson's cousin] and his Vikings.

What adventure do you think Joe, Sam, and Fred will go next by "The Book." I hope that a lot of kids will read this book and like the book.
This book is for ages 7 and up.

By: Chase

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Summary: Bad Language for Kids 9-12?
Comment: It's one thing to name a character "Fulluvit." Get it?
"Full of it" as in "Full of ****?"

But yet another character in this book is named "Bullshik."
That names needs no explanation.

It seems the author is as intent on drawing pre-adolescent sniggers as he is in writing for kids.

We don't need that and our school and public library have been notified to scrutinize his titles.



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Summary: Inappropriate Language for a Children's Book
Comment: The author of this book seems to have thought it was funny to include a character named "Bullshik" in the story (no, that's not a typo, it is really B-U-L-L-S-H-I-K). In case you think this was inadvertent, Bullshik's co-star is named Fulluvit, which makes it clear that a pun was intended - a pun with coarse language completely inappropriate for any child.

This is a book targeted at 9-12 year old CHILDREN (as noted on Amazon's site) and read by younger ones as well. I was pretty unhappy when I heard my 8-year-old talking about Bullshik. She had no idea that this word resembled something no child should be saying. Unfortunately, most kids do know such language, and this book makes them think it is funny. Essentially, it is encouraging children to use coarse language.

I'm no prude. Away from my children I use the word they mimic - and plenty more. But in front of my children, I set an example. I expect children's books to stick to certain standards. This work has failed completely.



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