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Bobby Bramble Loses His Brain

Keane keeps the pacing as quick as the wit. Truly, a no-brainer.
    — Kirkus Reviews

The raft of brain-related wordplay and the rueful musing on the fact that Bobby doesn't have that much upstairs at the best of times add zing to the already zippy silliness of the story.
    —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, June 2009

This will be a huge hit with children who find it hard to sit still for very long-though they'll sit still for this tale.”
    —Jim Trelease, author of the Read-Aloud Handbook

It's not every day you read a book that climaxes with a boy riding his own brain down the road like a bucking bronco. But such freakiness is exactly what makes Keane's take on the importance of using your noggin so refreshing.”
    —Booklist, June 15, 2009



Bobby Bramble has a thirst for adventure, a taste for danger, and energy to spare. But no one in his family seems to appreciate these traits. Instead, they worry that he'll fall and crack his skull open-and one day that's exactly what happens. To make matters worse, Bobby's brain decides to take off, as if it had a mind of its own. What follows is the madcap pursuit-and recapture-of the elusive gray matter and the successful reunion of brain and brawn. A hilarious cautionary tale full of mayhem-and wordplay.

Illustration copyright © 2009 by David Clark