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Battle on! Head to the lanes for another hilarious, high-energy story as four-year-old Mitchell and his obliging dad strike a winning deal.Mitchell liked to knock things down.That's just how he rolled.One Saturday, when Mitchell almost knocks down his dad, his dad catches him and puts him in the car. And when they step into the bowling alley, Mitchell feels right at home. Pizza! Giant crashing noises! Special shoes! But as Mitchell picks up the biggest ball and quickly learns the word gutter, and when Dad does a little kick with his leg and earns a big X on the scoreboard, Mitchell starts to get peevish. How can Mitchell get a chance to do a steamin'-hot-potato-dance too? With wit, warmth, and comedic charm, Hallie Durand and Tony Fucile roll another strike with this tale of a lovably rambunctious child and his doting dad.

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Hallie Durand

I grew up in the farm country of upstate New York, at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains--there was lots of blackberry picking, pigs and chickens, cats and kittens, bikes, bees, homemade bread-and-butter pickles, sweet corn, and pure maple syrup. Lots of wood-stacking and lawn-mowing, too. My sisters and I (and later my brother) spent a lot of time making tiny campfires in the driveway and singing loudly in the hay barn. I still think of myself as a country girl in New York City, where I headed straight after college. Many years have passed and I'm still in love with the place--all these millions of people living together in relative peace--the sound and the stink and the beauty and the buildings--it's where I feel most myself.

Until now I've published all of my work under this pen name, my Dessert trilogy and my three picture books: Mitchell's License (Mitchell Goes Driving in pb) , Mitchell Goes Bowling, and Catch That Cookie!. But my first stand-alone middle-grade novel will be published under my own name, Holly M. McGhee, by Candlewick Press in Spring 2017.

You can find out more about my work on my web site: http://www.hollymcghee.com/, or you can follow me on tumblr, where I post stuff I find inspiring from my life as an author and as a literary agent: http://hollymcghee.tumblr.com/

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