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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
  • Lexile Measure: 940L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: 21st Century (September 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761302751
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761302759
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 9.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #227,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 1-3?Adults may find this book fun to read aloud. The simple plot revolves around a young girl who is sent to the principal's office when she can't stop speaking in hyphenated slang words; e.g., higgledy-piggledy, mish-mash, nit-wit, etc. As it turns out, her teacher, the school nurse, and the principal seem to come down with the same affliction and, before finding a solution, run through a veritable compendium of hyphenated words and nonsense phrases, most of which rhyme. Those reading aloud should prepare themselves for the inevitable outpouring of similar words from the audience. Murdocca's bled double-page, lively watercolors on oversized pages are chockablock with cartoon characters and details to pore over, adding even more humor to the amusing story. Side-splitting fun.?Barbara McGinn, Oak Hill Elementary School, Severna Park, MD
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More About the Author

Most of my characters are fairly normal people who are dealing with the basics of everyday life--getting along with others, finding a place in the world, discovering talents, overcoming challenges, trying to have some wholesome fun along the way, and getting into some scrapes and a little mischief now and then, too. I guess I hope my readers will be able to see bits and pieces of themselves in the stories, particularly the novels that take place in and around school. School is a rich setting because schools and education are at the heart of every community. The stories that are set in school seem to resonate with kids, teachers, parents, librarians--readers of all ages. Everyone's life has been touched by school experiences. And I also hope, of course, that kids and others will enjoy reading, enjoy the use of language, enjoy my storytelling.

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He wants me to read it every night!
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Also, the illustrations are fun and add to the word play.
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I recommend this book to families who enjoy a silly book.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Brown on August 17, 2001
Format: Hardcover
It was an ordinary Monday morning in Walla Walla until Lulu raised her hand in class & said to her English teacher: "Mrs. Bell, I feel like a nit-wit. My homework is all higgledy-piggledy. Last night it was in tip-top shape, but now it's a mish-mash."
Mrs. Bell replied: "Nit-wit? Higgledy-piggledy? Mish-mash? Lulu, stop that flip-flop chitter-chatter or you'll be in double trouble!"
With those few words, the day took off into one super-duper, helter-skelter, word warp!
Soon student, teacher & principal are all figuring out what to do until the school nurse comes up with a plan. Will it work? Find out as you zig-zag through the jibber-jabber & yakety-yak of this huge, funny fantasy!
Fun with words at their most absurd & I've been to Walla Walla - fantastic onions!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Lisa M. Johnson on January 28, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book was so funny that our reading class could not quit laughing. We would highly recommend it. If you are looking for a funny book, this is the one. There are four main characters: LuLu, Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Bell and Mr. Thomas. They all got caught up in a knock'em sock'em wibble-wobble word warp!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 29, 1997
Format: Hardcover
Double trouble will have you doubled over in stitches over the antics of a magnificent red-head named Lulu who sets the entire school ablaze with catchy 2 word phrases such as higgledy-piggledy, chitter chatter when she is sent trit-trot down to the principals office for all of her fancy-schmancy yak-yak. The illustrations are vibrant and engaging and each child has a precious button nose and bulbous eyes. You'll love the expressions both in the illustrations and the text! Don't miss this one. It's a hoot!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Anna Messer on October 17, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Double Trouble in Walla Walla is simply an amazing book. Andrew Clement's use of wordplay makes this book enjoyable at any age level. As an elementary librarian, turned Educational Consultant, I have read this book aloud over 90 times to both children and adults. However, I am not entirely sure which age group enjoys the book more. Many thanks to the author. This book is indeed a pure treasure!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 9, 1999
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I recommend this book to anyone and everyone. The jeberish is great and I love the illistrations. This is one of the best children's books I have ever heard. -sara
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Reader on October 21, 2005
Format: Hardcover
As a graduate student in elementary education, I am always looking for books that make literacy fun for kids. I have used this book with kindergarteners, who laughed so hard and clapped when it was over, and have a lesson plan to introduce hink-pinks to older elementary students using this book. My husband and I love this book as much as the kids I read it to. I recommend it to every teacher, and student, who loves to laugh and play with words.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 6, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Lulu is a pip! When words start cascading willy nilly out of her- its infectious. Kids will love it's sillyness and learn a lot about the latitude of English- as a fun language. The finale was a little crowded on the page- but I gave my storytime kids phrases and we said them all together adding to the hubbub!
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I purchased this book after my child brought it home from the school library. It mentions just about all the silly words that we use in our everyday use, such as: chit-chat, nitty- gritty, etc. I was astonished at just how many we use. The story has you reading them together and its fun to try and read them fast. Any child of any age would love it. I got two extra for my sister and brother's kids. enjoy!
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