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Author to Visit Triopia

On Friday, November 21 we had a special guest visit our 3rd – 6th grade classrooms.  Author Matt J. Rhoads was at Triopia talking about his book, Tough Luck Tim and the Toilet Twister.  

Tough-luck Tim Trimble is used to a life where nothing good seems to come his way... As a fifth grader at Mumbleton Elementary his days are filled with ripping wedgies, lousy grades, and wasted daydreams of being a big league baseball star. His best friend Gibby tries to keep him in check, but Tim continues to have a case of the bad luck virus day after day. Tim is also close to his grandfather, a retired plumber who always mutters crazy words like, "floshabadday!?" He would pay him visits on days after school where Tim would typically leave feeling somewhat better. Tim's grandfather was also what one could say a collector of extremely odd items...One of those items was a prized and mysterious pull-string TOILET! Could this TOILET be the answer in flushing Tim's problems all away?!?!

Mr. Rhoads talked with the students about his book, bullying, sibling rivalry, and building one’s self-esteem.  He is currently an administrator and Athletic Director in the Athens School District.

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Triopia CUSD 27 2204 Concord-Arenzville Road Concord, IL  62631

217-457-2283 Fax: 217-457-2297

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