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“Raymond, I want you!” Just when Raymond is in the middle of a comic book, his mother calls him. Not once but five times. “It's not fair!” Raymond thinks. Then he thinks: “What if I had my own MEANWHILE...?” Comic books always use MEANWHILE... to change the scene. So Raymond tries writing it on the wall behind his bed.To his astonishment, Raymond discovers that he can MEAN“Raymond, I want you!” Just when Raymond is in the middle of a comic book, his mother calls him. Not once but five times. “It's not fair!” Raymond thinks. Then he thinks: “What if I had my own MEANWHILE...?” Comic books always use MEANWHILE... to change the scene. So Raymond tries writing it on the wall behind his bed.To his astonishment, Raymond discovers that he can MEANWHILE...from one perilous adventure to another'from pirates on the high seas, to Martians in outer space, to a posse and a mountain lion out West. Then, at the worst possible moment, Raymond's MEANWHILE... fails him, leaving him in a spot that spells certain doom! Unless . . ....

Title : Meanwhile...
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ISBN : 9780062059338
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Meanwhile... Reviews

  • Robert
    2019-03-11 01:29

    What a fabulous little story!I picked this off the bookshelf in my classroom. This was part of the CLI onslaught of books delivered to me; I thought I would work my way through what the company is recommending my students to read.You know how in comic books to change the setting the author uses "meanwhile . . . "? That's what this book is about. The boy is summoned by his mother. He doesn't want to go, so he employs "meanwhile". He is transported from his bedroom to a pirate ship where he has great adventures . . . until he is forced to walk the plank. Then he conjures up "meanwhile".From the pirate ship to the wild west the boy travels until he runs into a ferocious mountain lion. Yup, you got it . . . meanwhile . . . to a spaceship. Then he finds himself in a "meanwhile loop" flipping through those scenes until he has had enough. He calls out "The End". Back home, he hears his mother calling for him to take out the trash.This is a neat story that really highlights a literary device authors use. Yeah, I recommend it.

  • Mary
    2019-03-01 07:30

    Raymond discovers the use of "meanwhile" as a literary device and uses it to avoid his mother. A fast paced humorous picture book that is a comic book-meets-metafiction storytelling tour de force. This is both an entertaining read aloud and a good creative writing prompt.

  • 8feetahead
    2019-03-05 04:42

    I dread trying to ready comic-style books to my son. Unfortunately for me - he loves them. So we wade through. Meanwhile by Jules Feiffer was one of the easier ones to get through. With pirates, space adventures, sharks, cowboys and mountain lions all making an appearance, the book was a huge hit.

  • Sherry
    2019-03-03 03:41

    Jules Feiffer's "Meanwhile" is a unique and hilarious comic-book style adventure that kids aged 7-9 will enjoy. A young boy uses the word "meanwhile" to transport himself through fantasy lands filled with danger, all while ignoring his mother's request for household chore help!

  • LynnDavidson
    2019-02-24 05:44

    A boy's active imagination takes him away from his mother's calls to come help her. "Meanwhile" is the important word he discovers, and with that word he has daring adventures. Fun story with equally fun illustrations.

  • Shelbi Hardin
    2019-03-18 08:37

    I could teach idea development and sentence fluency while using this text.

  • Emily Kelin
    2019-03-23 06:40

    This book bring graphic novels to younger readers be creating a picture book that plays well on comic book conventions in a way that is entertaining for young readers. The main character takes advantage of the word "meanwhile..." as it is used in cartoons and comic books to change the setting. The setting is the most crucial element in this story, as Raymond uses the word to transport himself to a pirate ship, the wild west, and other settings. In each setting, however, he finds that he is still facing danger and that changing the setting cannot change the tension in the plot. This is a good introduction to genre and conventions for young readers.

  • Dolly
    2019-03-02 00:21

    Even though my dear hubby has a fairly extensive comic book collection and I've been known to enjoy the comic book Bone quite a bit, our girls don't read a lot of comic books, at least not yet. But when we saw this book at our local library, we just had to check it out. It might appeal more to boys, but we enjoyed the perilous adventures that Raymond faces. And we all had a good laugh at the Mom yelling up to her son - we all agreed that I have made similar pronouncements. Silly Mothers...

  • Jana
    2019-03-08 03:17

    I like this book a lot. Raymond loves to lay on his bed and read comic books. And his mother always seems to call him away when his story is getting juicy. She's calling him and she wants him right now. Raymond notices that in his comic books the word MEANWHILE always changes the story to something more exciting. He writes the word on his wall and he has all sorts of wild adventures. This would be a fun book to share with my fifth graders. I think this could lead to some great discussions and writing.

  • Cheryl
    2019-03-12 05:41

    Cute set of Calvin & Hobbes kinds of imaginary adventures, and a bit of a meta thing going on to support them, but.... "Meanwhile" changes not just the scene but the characters... it does *not* work the way Raymond wanted it to. This bothers me now, and it would have bothered me a *lot* when I was the target age for this book.

  • Anna Loeppky
    2019-02-25 08:24

    This is an excellent book on imagination and what you can do with it. The comic book aspect catches your eye from the very start and the normal typed words gives it structure. The way that the word "meanwhile" would bounce him around from place to place gave it an interesting spin on imagination. This is a very good book. Great book for elementary students.

  • Vivian
    2019-03-12 01:30

    This is one of my FAVORITE stories to tell grades K thru 3. There's plenty of action and it engages both boys and girls. The adventures include pirates, cowboys, panthers, sharks, and outer space shoot-outs. "The situation was hopeless..."It also introduces the punctuation "elipsis" (The ellipsis consists of three evenly spaced ...) and its function in comic books. Very fun.

  • Paris
    2019-03-02 04:27

    I would recommend this book to 4th and 5th grade readers. The text resemble that of a comic book. Therefore, it maight be too challenging for younger reading to comprehend. The boy in this book takes adventures until his "meanwhiles" run out and develops an appreciation for being obedient.

  • Steve Garvin
    2019-02-25 05:31

    My seven-year-old daughter loved this book. It is a fun tale with the main character, Raymond, escaping numerous threats (including his mother wanting him to clean his room) by through the literary instrument of the word meanwhile.

  • Misty
    2019-03-16 07:42

    I dread trying to ready comic-style books to my son. Unfortunately for me - he loves them. So we wade through. Meanwhile by Jules Feiffer was one of the easier ones to get through. With pirates, space adventures, sharks, cowboys and mountain lions all making an appearance, the book was a huge hit.

  • Bath Book Shop
    2019-03-11 01:30

    This one is a bit meta. Raymond figures that if the characters in his comic books can change scenes with a simple "MEANWHILE..." why can't he?Only it's not actually that simple. And a few things go wrong.Not half bad, but the illustration style isn't my favorite.

  • Jen
    2019-03-23 01:30

    Written in cartoon (graphic novel) format, this book takes an imaginative leap to explain the concept of "meanwhile..." to children. Surprisingly, this text went over very well with Kindergarten students who grasped the idea quicker than I anticipated.

  • Miss_Nelson
    2019-02-27 02:21

    Meanwhile...reminds me of Harold and the Purple Crayon, but with a focus on adverbs. WritingFix has a lesson about transitions using this as a mentor text. Here's the link: http://writingfix.com/Picture_Book_Pr...

  • Mbrooke
    2019-03-01 00:20

    I have a student who uses "meanwhile...." in his writing all the time, so I loved this book. Good story & illustrations too.

  • Lori
    2019-03-18 08:36

    Would be fun to read to 3rd grade and up.

  • Heather Burnell
    2019-03-16 04:18

    Clever concept.

  • Sam
    2019-03-20 07:38

    What I liked was that the kid was falling at the end, because it was like he was flying,

  • Melissa Namba
    2019-03-21 01:20

    very cute story about the "it's not fair"s. I love how Raymond has to learn to do what is asked of him after going through many harrowing alternatives.

  • Relyn
    2019-03-21 03:34

    As are all the rest of Jules Feiffer's books, this is witty and fun.

  • Colleen
    2019-03-16 04:45

    3.5

  • Bethany
    2019-02-22 08:29

    This is the best read-aloud to kids book EVER!!!

  • Ruth
    2019-03-13 08:27

    Cute story about a boy who uses the comic book device of MEANWHILE... to get out of trouble in various adventures.

  • Terry
    2019-02-24 04:35

    A playful introduction to comic book conventions, this runs several parallel story lines switching from one to another with the all-powerful titular transition.

  • Rachel
    2019-02-25 05:45

    Reviewed for CBPR

  • Josephine
    2019-02-24 06:23

    As a dreamy little bookish kid, I would have loved to have a magic "meanwhile...". Sigh.