Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude Walker and Company ©2005
Kevin O'Malley 29 pages
Summary: This is a very colorful and beautifully illustrated picture book by Kevin O'Malley. It is a story of a boy and a girl having to write a story. They disagree about the best characters, settings, problem, and solution of their story. The boy's character is a burley motorcycle dude while the girl's character is a beautiful and graceful princess. The boy and girl argue right up to "THE END."
The burley motorcycle dude is a rough character who does not think a story should include a princess.
The graceful princess is a beautiful character who feels the same as the motorcycle dude; the two characters do not mix in the same story.
Personal Reflection: This picture book is great for boys and girls, and can be used for writer's workshop. The book can also be adapted for a reader's theater.
Comedy and Humor
1. How was the boy's version different from the girls?
2. What story elements are evident in the book?
3. Which story was the best? Why?