From School Library Journal
Grade 3–6—As the only boy in a household of females—Mom, three know-it-all sisters, New Age-y Grandma Lola, and Great Granny Nanny (who has tattoos and a motor scooter)—Daniel is tired of being outnumbered. Amazingly, and at a most inopportune moment, he finds himself shrinking down to toe-size and is saved from drowning in the toilet bowl by his very tiny twin brother. Born hidden inside Daniel's ear and discovered and raised in secret by Granny Nanny, the inch-high Pablo is just the ally Daniel needs. Since no one knows he exists, Pablo gets away with all kinds of clandestine monkey business. Daniel is happy to join in, but he never knows when he will unexpectedly revert to normal size—including right in the middle of their scheme to crash the girls' chic "pre-pre-pre-pre-prom" party. While the plot logic is shaky at times, the miniaturized mischief is amusing and the growing bond between the brothers feels warm and real. Black-and-white anime-influenced illustrations portray the perils of life at floor level. This genial fantasy has fast action, mild body humor, and snappy, quip-filled dialogue. It will have strong appeal for fans of Oliver's "Hank Zipzer" series (Grosset & Dunlap), coauthored with Henry Winkler, as well as reluctant readers.—Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL
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About the Author
is the author of the Who Shrunk Daniel Funk series, and the co-author, with Henry Winkler, of the bestselling Hank Zipzer series. She is a writer and producer of movies, books, and television series for children and families. The co-founder and executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and sons. Visit her at linoliver.com.Stephen Gilpin
graduated from the NYC School of Visual Arts where he studied painting and cartooning. He is the illustrator of the Who Shrunk Daniel Funk series and The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy series. Stephen currently lives in Hiawatha, KS. Visit him at sgilpin.com.