Belly Flop!

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Philomel Books, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 233 pages
13 Reviews
A time machine? Mal can build one with his eyes closed and one arm tied behind his back. His secret crush's birthday party? Gulp.

A shrinking machine. Invisibility spray. If Mal can think it, he can build it. But there's one thing he can't seem to do: Get Megan to notice him. He gets his chance when he's invited to her birthday party. But destroying her cake and presents wasn't quite what Mal had in mind.

Good thing the school's talent show is coming up! Megan will really be impressed when she sees Mal levitate for real and . . . uh-oh--cause a major blizzard?? Yikes! Who will go rescue Mal's talking dog best friend, Chad?

Kids graduating from picture books or anxiously awaiting the next Ook and Gluk book will devour Stephen McCranie's laugh-out-loud series.

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Review: Mal and Chad: Belly Flop! (Mal and Chad, #3)

User Review  - Emmaj - Goodreads

I didn't really like this. Besides the fact that it felt exactly like a Jimmy Neutron episode, I found the stalker-ish tendencies of Mal to be creepy, not cute. This is a kid who is going to grow up not understanding that no means no. Read full review

Review: Mal and Chad: Belly Flop! (Mal and Chad, #3)

User Review  - Kim Heimbuch - Goodreads

My 9yr old daughter gave this book 3* while I gave it only 2* Read both reviews at Read full review

About the author (2012)

Stephen McCranie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and first created Mal and Chad for his college newspaper.

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