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The Tyler File 1 Smarty Pants by Brian Rock Dedicated Review

The Tyler Files: #1 Smarty Pants, by Brian Rock | Dedicated Review

Review sponsored by Brian Rock
The Children’s Book Review | September 20, 2017

The Tyler Files: #1 Smarty Pants

Written by Brian Rock

Illustrated by Joshua Dawson


Age Range: 7-10 years

Publisher: First Light Publishing (2017)

ISBN: 978-0975441138

What to expect: Funny anecdotes, potential run-ins with a bully, and talking pants!

In The Tyler Files: #1 Smarty Pants, author Brian Rock introduces readers to Tyler, a fifth-grader with a strange and wonderful possession. One morning, his normal, ordinary pants just start talking! This strange turn of events sets the stage for a series of incidents with the potential for serious mayhem.

Tyler is a regular kid, just trying to fit in at his school and not call too much attention to himself. This desire to fly under the radar is thwarted the fateful day that his pants start to talk. And not only do they speak, but the pants are smart and have a mind of their own. His pants begin to have conversations with Tyler out loud and on several occasions just up and start moving his legs to where the pants want to go. Tyler doesn’t want to risk getting detention or failing his math test but his talking pants are doing their best to get him into trouble. Although he starts to feel out of control, Tyler’s quick thinking gets him out of trouble and his classmates begin to recognize him as more than just a regular kid.

Independent readers will get a kick out of this charming and funny tale about a boy caught in a strange circumstance that has to make the best of it. This first installment of The Tyler Files is sure to please even the most reluctant readers with its funny story and quick-paced action. The book also includes follow-up questions for readers, fun facts about pants and lots of other extras to continue the fun. Readers will surely be on the lookout for the next installment of The Tyler Files.

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About the Author

Brian Rock is a children’s author, songwriter, and former teacher who lives in Virginia with his wife, daughter, Aussie-doodle, and of course, his many imaginary friends. For more information, visit: http://brianrock.net
Brian’s pants have never actually talked to him; and any sounds coming from his pants are certainly not his fault!

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Luisa LaFleur reviews bilingual books for The Children’s Book Review to help parents choose the best books for their budding linguists. She was born in Argentina, attended school in NYC and speaks three foreign languages–Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Formerly an editor in NYC, Luisa is currently a stay-at-home mom to two little ones.

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