Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude

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Walker, Apr 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
239 Reviews
Once upon a time there was ... a princess who loved all her beautiful ponies, a cool muscle dude who rode an awesome motorcycle. But a giant came and started stealing them! The dude came to fight the ugly, smelly giant with his mighty sword. She turned gold into thread while she cried for Buttercup, her favorite pony. And he took the princess's gold thread for payment The end!

Wait a minute! That's not how it ends!

Oh no?

Once upon a time there was a boy and a girl who had to tell a fairy tale to the class, but they couldn't agree on the story. Will everyone live happily ever after?

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This book was very cute, and I love the illustrations! - Goodreads
The sudden plot twist adds a new dimension. - Goodreads
It is a great mentor text to teach voice in writing! - Goodreads
Great, colorful illustrations. - Goodreads
I love the illustrations and the voice that it has. - Goodreads
I really liked the illustrations. - Goodreads

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User Review  - kwhite18 - LibraryThing

I had mixed feelings about this book. This story has two main characters, a boy who likes motorcycles and fighting and a girl who like princesses and love. These characters were arguing throughout the ... Read full review

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User Review  - evandy1 - LibraryThing

I really liked this book because it was so different. I thought it was so interesting how there was two very different authors with two very different styles. It was so clever to relate the two ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

KEVIN O’MALLEY is the co-author and illustrator of the popular Miss Malarkey series as well as the award-winning Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude and the national bestseller Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.www.booksbyomalley.com


Carol Heyer used to argue with the boys in her class about important things like princesses and giants, so she enjoyed collaborating on this dueling boy and girl story. Now Carol is a full-time writer and illustrator whose books have sold over a million copies.


Scott Goto thinks illustrating a story about a dude who battles giants with a bike and a big sword is the perfect way to start the day. However, the only bike he has is pedal powered, and he fought a giant once in school and got squashed. But he does own a big sword.

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