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Zibby Payne & the wonderful, terrible tomboy experiment /
Alison Bell.
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Montréal : Lobster Press, c2006.
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96 p. ; 20 cm.
ISBN
1897073399, 9781897073391
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imprint
Montréal : Lobster Press, c2006.
isbn
1897073399
9781897073391
abstract
As grade 6 starts, Zibby finds that her girlfriends are now interested only in makeup, hair, clothes and boys. Somewhat aghast, Zibby decides to become a complete tomboy in retaliation.
catalogue key
7059827
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During afternoon recess, she tried her hardest to have fun. She let Sarah paint her nails Passionate Purple, and didn't even roll her eyes once when the other girls talked about how cute the group BB5 was again. But still, her heart wasn't in it. She really wanted to be playing soccer with the boys. As Matthew came off the field, he stopped in front of the girls. "Missed you out there, tomboy," he said, giving Zibby another one of his playful punches on her arm. Zibby glowed. She'd been missed! But what was that he'd called her? A tomboy? Hmm. She'd never thought of herself as one before. Is it an insult? she wondered. Is he saying something's wrong with me because I'm doing something different from the other girls at recess? Or maybe it was a compliment. Maybe this was Matthew's way of saying she was a good soccer player, and that the boys liked playing with her. That she was different - but in a good way. "Tomboy," she repeated to herself. She had to admit, something about it sounded right.
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"...this beginner novel deals with personal issues that girls may encounter...a humourous story...definitely recommended for intermediate readers." (Resource Links, October 2006)
_...this beginner novel deals with personal issues that girls may encounter...a humourous story...definitely recommended for intermediate readers._ (Resource Links, October 2006)
..."this beginner novel deals with personal issues that girls may encounter...a humourous story...definitely recommended for intermediate readers." (Resource Links, October 2006)
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Summaries
Main Description
Can Total Tomboy Zibby Payne stay true to herself and still keep her best friend?
Long Description
It's the first day of school, and Zibby Payne can't believe how much her friends have changed ... for the worse! At recess, all they want to do is put on make-up, fix their hair, and talk about boys - ugh! There's only one way to save the school year - Zibby decides to become a total tomboy. She dumps her girly outfits, starts playing soccer with the boys, and learns to do some awesome new things, like belch out the alphabet. Even if her old friends are giving her dirty looks, Zibby's having the time of her life ... until she tries to form an exclusive "Tomboy Club," and her experiment starts to backfire. Can Zibby find a way to be different and still keep her best friend, or will she end up one lonely, unhappy tomboy? This is the first book in the new "Zibby Payne" series, which follows the trials and tribulations of a feisty, outspoken sixth grader!
Main Description
(ages 8 - 11) Zibby Payne can't wait for sixth grade - finally she and her best friends will rule the school! But on the first day back in class, Zibby gets an awful surprise. Her friends have gone completely girly over the summer, and just want to put on make-up, fix their hair, and talk about boy bands - what could be more boring? To save the school year, and show her former best friend Sarah that she doesn't have to follow the crowd to be cool, Zibby decides to become a Total Tomboy. She dumps her frilly outfits, plays soccer with the boys, and learns to do some awesome new things, like belch out the alphabet. Even if her old friends are giving her dirty looks, Zibby insists she's having the time of her life ... until she tries to form an exclusive "Tomboy Club," and her experiment starts to backfire. Can Zibby find a way to be different and still keep her best friend, or will she end up one lonely, unhappy tomboy?Tween girls will relate to this feisty sixth-grader's trials and tribulations at school and at home, and laugh at the unique way she deals with the challenges thrown her way.
Long Description
In the first book from the Zibby Payne series, we meet the one and only Zibby, who can't wait for sixth grade; finally she and her best friends will rule the school! But on the first day back in class, Zibby gets an awful surprise. Her friends have gone completely girly over the summer, and just want to put on make-up, fix their hair, and talk about boys. What could be more boring? To save the school year, and show her former best friend Sarah that she doesn't have to follow the crowd to be cool, Zibby decides to become a Total Tomboy. She dumps her frilly outfits, plays soccer with the boys, and learns to do some awesome new things, like belch out the alphabet. Even if her old friends are giving her dirty looks, Zibby insists she's having the time of her life ... until she tries to form an exclusive Tomboy Club, and her experiment starts to backfire. Can Zibby find a way to be different and still keep her best friend, or will she end up one lonely, unhappy tomboy?
First Chapter
During afternoon recess, she tried her hardest to have fun. She let Sarah paint her nails Passionate Purple, and didn_t even roll her eyes once when the other girls talked about how cute the group BB5 was again. But still, her heart wasn_t in it. She really wanted to be playing soccer with the boys. As Matthew came off the field, he stopped in front of the girls. _Missed you out there, tomboy,_ he said, giving Zibby another one of his playful punches on her arm. Zibby glowed. She_d been missed! But what was that he_d called her? A tomboy? Hmm. She_d never thought of herself as one before. Is it an insult? she wondered. Is he saying something_s wrong with me because I_m doing something different from the other girls at recess? Or maybe it was a compliment. Maybe this was Matthew_s way of saying she was a good soccer player, and that the boys liked playing with her. That she was different _ but in a good way. _Tomboy,_ she repeated to herself. She had to admit, something about it sounded right.
Description for Reader
Zibby Payne can't wait for sixth grade – finally she and her best friends will rule the school! But on the first day back in class, Zibby gets an awful surprise. Her friends have gone completely girly over the summer, and just want to put on make-up, fix their hair, and talk about boys – what could be more boring? To save the school year, and show her former best friend Sarah that she doesn't have to follow the crowd to be cool, Zibby decides to become a total tomboy. She dumps her frilly outfits, plays soccer with the boys, and learns to do some awesome new things, like belch out the alphabet. Even if her old friends are giving her dirty looks, Zibby insists she's having the time of her life ... until she tries to form an exclusive "Tomboy Club," and her experiment starts to backfire. Can Zibby find a way to be different and still keep her best friend, or will she end up one lonely, unhappy tomboy? Zibby thinks she has all the answers, in this new, upbeat series for young readers! Tween girls will relate to this feisty sixth grader's trials and tribulations at school and at home, and laugh at the unique way she deals with the constant challenges thrown her way!
Description for Reader
Zibby Payne can't wait for sixth grade _ finally she and her best friends will rule the school! But on the first day back in class, Zibby gets an awful surprise. Her friends have gone completely girly over the summer, and just want to put on make-up, fix their hair, and talk about boys _ what could be more boring? To save the school year, and show her former best friend Sarah that she doesn't have to follow the crowd to be cool, Zibby decides to become a total tomboy. She dumps her frilly outfits, plays soccer with the boys, and learns to do some awesome new things, like belch out the alphabet. Even if her old friends are giving her dirty looks, Zibby insists she's having the time of her life ... until she tries to form an exclusive _Tomboy Club,_ and her experiment starts to backfire. Can Zibby find a way to be different and still keep her best friend, or will she end up one lonely, unhappy tomboy? Zibby thinks she has all the answers, in this new, upbeat series for young readers! Tween girls will relate to this feisty sixth grader's trials and tribulations at school and at home, and laugh at the unique way she deals with the constant challenges thrown her way!
Description for Reader
Zibby Payne can't wait for sixth grade -- finally she and her best friends will rule the school! But on the first day back in class, Zibby gets an awful surprise. Her friends have gone completely girly over the summer, and just want to put on make-up, fix their hair, and talk about boys -- what could be more boring? To save the school year, and show her former best friend Sarah that she doesn't have to follow the crowd to be cool, Zibby decides to become a total tomboy. She dumps her frilly outfits, plays soccer with the boys, and learns to do some awesome new things, like belch out the alphabet. Even if her old friends are giving her dirty looks, Zibby insists she's having the time of her life ... until she tries to form an exclusive "Tomboy Club," and her experiment starts to backfire. Can Zibby find a way to be different and still keep her best friend, or will she end up one lonely, unhappy tomboy? Zibby thinks she has all the answers, in this new, upbeat series for young readers! Tween girls will relate to this feisty sixth grader's trials and tribulations at school and at home, and laugh at the unique way she deals with the constant challenges thrown her way!

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