ᆎ The Best Welcome to Wonderland #1: Home Sweet Motel ᆿ Kindle Ebook By Chris Grabenstein ላ

ᆎ The Best Welcome to Wonderland #1: Home Sweet Motel ᆿ Kindle Ebook By Chris Grabenstein ላ ᆎ The Best Welcome to Wonderland #1: Home Sweet Motel ᆿ Kindle Ebook By Chris Grabenstein ላ 1 Gator Tales Like I told my friends at school, living in a motel is always excitingespecially during an alligator attack To this day, nobody knows how that giant alligator made it up to the second floor balcony of my familys motel on St Pete Beach, I told my audience The cafeteria was so quiet you couldve heard a taco shell snap Maybe it took the steps Maybe it just stood up, locked its teeth on a porch railing, and flipped itself up and over in a mighty somersault swoop The thing was strong, people Very, very strong I heard Clara, my favorite housekeeper, scream, Monstruo, Seor Wilkie Monstruo Run I shouted, because Claras always been like a second mom to me and I wanted her to be alive enough to see her daughter graduate from med school Well, she didnt need me to shout it twice Clara abandoned her laundry cart while that alligator raced toward the room at the far end of the balcony And I knew why the chicken See, the family in room 233a mom, a dad, two kids, and a babyhad just gone upstairs with a whole bucket of the stuff Heck, I could smell it twenty doors down The giant alligator He smelled that secret blend of eleven herbs and spices all the way back at his little lake on the Bayside Golf Course, where, legend has it, hes chomped off a few ball divers arms Thinking fast and running faster, I made it to Claras deserted laundry cart I grabbed a few rolls of toilet paper and lobbed them like hand grenades The T.P conked the gator on his head just as he was about to chomp through the terrified familys door Thats when the giant lizard whipped around He looked at me with those big bowling ball eyes Forget the chicken He wanted me He roared like smelly thunder and sprinted down the balcony I just grinned Because the gator was doing exactly what I wanted him to do While he barreled ahead on stubby legs, I braced my feet on the bumper of the laundry cart I lashed several towels together to create a long terry cloth lasso I twirled it over my head I waited for my moment When the gator was five, maybe six, feet away, I flung out my towel rope, aiming for his wide open mouth He clamped down I tugged back My lasso locked on a jagged tooth Hee yah I shouted Giddyup The monster took off What happened next, you wonder Well, I rode that laundry cart all the way back to the crazy alligators golf course, where I sent the gator scurrying down into its water hazard And stay away from our motel, I hollered, and I guess that gator listened, because hes never dared return When I finished, everyone applauded, even Ms Nagler, the teacher on cafeteria duty She raised her hand to ask a question Yes, maam Howd you and the alligator get down from the second floor I winked One step at a time, Ms Nagler One step at a time She, and everybody else, laughed Yep, everybody at Ponce de Len Middle School loves a good P T Wilkie story Except, of course, Mr Frumpkes He came into the cafeteria just in time to hear my big finish And like always, he wasnt smiling 2 Truth and Consequences Mr Wilkie Mr Frumpkes had his hands on his hips and his eyes on me Lunch is over Right on cue, the bell signaling the end of lunch period started clanging Between you and me, I sometimes think Mr Frumpkes has telepathic powers He can make the class change bell ring just by thinking about it Ah, he said, clearly enjoying the earsplitting rattle and clanks Now we dont have to listen to any of Mr Wilkies outrageously ridiculous tales My first class right after lunch History with Mr Frumpkes, of course He paced back and forth at the front of the room with his hands clasped behind his back Facts are important, boys and girls, he said They lead us to the truth Here at the Ponce de Len Middle School, we have a motto Vincit omnia veritas I couldnt resist making a wisecrack I thought our school motto was Go, Conquistadors Mr Frumpkes stopped pacing so he could glare at me some Vincit omnia veritas is Latin, Mr Wilkie It means The truth conquers all So it is like Go, Conquistadors because conquistadors conquered stuff and Im beginning to understand why your father never shows up at parent teacher conferences, Mr Wilkie Okay That hurt My ears were burning But since Mr Wilkie seems fixated on conquistadors, said Mr Frumpkes, here is everybodys brand new homework assignment Awww, groaned the whole classroom Dont groan at me Groan at your immature classmate Thanks to Mr Wilkie, you are all required to write a one thousand word essay filled with cold, hard facts about the man whom this middle school is named after the famous Spanish conquistador Ponce de Len Your papers are due on Monday Whoa, said my friend Pinky Nelligan Monday is the start of Spring Break Fine, said Mr Frumpkes Your papers are due tomorrow Friday More groans Let this be a lesson to you all facts are important than fiction I was about to disagree and tell Mr Frumpkes that I think some stories have power than all the facts you can find on Google But I didnt Because everybody in the classroom was making stink faces at me 3 I Scream, You Scream I refused to let Mr Frumpkes win Oh, before I forgetquick announcement you guys are all invited to the Wonderland Motel after school today My grandpa wants to try out his new outdoor ice cream dispenser The ice cream is free, limit one per guest The groans and moans of my classmates turned into whoops of joy Mr Frumpkes tried to restore order by banging on his desk with a tape dispenser Were here to discuss history, Mr Wilkie Not free ice cream But everybody loves free ice cream Thats just a cold, hard fact Unless its soft serve Then its kind of custardy 4 Welcome to Wonderland The Wonderland, the motel my family owns and operates on St Pete Beach, used to be called Walt Wilkies Wonder World It was a resort and small time amusement park my grandfather opened back in October 1970exactly one year before that other Walt opened Disney World over in Orlando We had a very good year, P.T., Grandpa always tells me A very good year Now the Wonderland is just a motel with a lot of wacky decorations and tons of incredible stories but not too many paying customers Theres even a sausage and cheese loving mouse out back named Morty D Mouse Grandpa was going to call him Mikey Mouse, but, well, like I said, Disney World opened My mom is the motel manager I think thats why she frowns a lot and nibbles so many pencils The Wonderland can barely make ends meet, she tells me Constantly That means well never be rich hotel tycoons like the Hiltons, I guess Mom and I live in room 101 102, right behind the front desk The lobby is our living room complete with two soda machines, a snack pantry, and tons of brochures Grandpa lives in a one bedroom apartment over the maintenance shed near the swimming pool He likes to tinker with his attractions back there Right now, he is trying to fix up a smiling goober he bought from a Hot Boiled Peanuts stand in Georgia He thinks with enough green, orange, and yellow paint, he can turn Mr Peanut into some sort of smiling tropical fruitlike thats all the Wonderland needs to make it Florida Fun in the Sun magazines Hottest Family Attraction in the Sunshine State a title Grandpa really wants to snatch away from Disney World someday One things for sure the Wonderland Motel is the best place a kid could ever live Theres daily maid service My toilet is sanitized for my protection We have ice than Antarctica, plus free cable and HBO Also, if you know how to bump the glass just right, you can score two bags of chips every time you buy one from the vending machine And now Grandpas set up a soft serve ice cream dispenser poolside Yep The Wonderland is kid heaven Theres always something wild n wacky going onwhich is just the way I like it.Outrageous hijinks and nonstop hilarityfive stars Lincoln Peirce, author of the Big Nate seriesFrom the bestselling author of Escape from Mr Lemoncellos Library and co author with James Patterson of I Funny, House of Robots, and Treasure Hunters, comes a hilarious illustrated series about all the wacky things that happen when you live in a motel Eleven year old P T Wilkie may be the greatest storyteller alive But he knows one thing for a fact the Wonderland Motel is the best place a kid could ever live All you can eat poolside ice cream A snack machine in the living room A frog slide A giant rampaging alligator Okay, that last one may or may not be made up Theres only one thing the Wonderland doesnt have, thoughcustomers And if the Wonderland doesnt get them soon, P.T and his friend Gloria may have to say goodbye to their beloved motel forever They need to think BIG They need to think BOLD They need an OUTRAGEOUS plan Luckily for them, Gloria is a business GENIUS, and OUTRAGEOUS is practically P.T.s middle name With Glorias smarts and P.T.s world famous stories and schemes, theres got to be a way to save the Wonderland BONUS Includes fun extras like P T Wilkies outrageous and sometimes useful things you learn living in a motel Installment 1 How to say Help The toilet is clogged in over twenty languages Here s What People are saying about Welcome to Wonderland A New York Times Bestseller Sunshine State Young Readers Award List Winner of the Sid Fleischman Humor Award Outrageous hijinks and nonstop hilarityfive stars Kids who check into this madcap motel will want to stay forever Lincoln Peirce, author of the Big Nate series So funny I fell off my bed Izzy B., age 10 Classic Grabenstein The mystery should satisfy Grabensteins Mr Lemoncello followers, and the humor and visuals will appeal to fans of his collaborations with James Patterson This new series should be a hit School Library JournalA delight P.T is a hoot and a half A funny, madcap dash Grabenstein threads in a mystery that blooms in the last act and that puts this particular read over the top Kirkus ReviewsCharm galore Easy and breezy, this well paced novel belongs in the hands of any readers wanting their bad guys bad, their good guys great, and a little of Wonderlands promised fun in the sun The Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books At LeCrans Spa, the landscape takes centre stage Located at a top of ski resort, hotel is surrounded by spectacular scenery facing open skies, warm sun and magnificent mountain peaks Welcome to Wonderland #1: Home Sweet Motel

    • Format Kindle
    • 304 pages
    • 0553536052
    • Welcome to Wonderland #1: Home Sweet Motel
    • Chris Grabenstein
    • Anglais
    • 2017-08-20T04:34+03:00