From School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Sixth-graders Bennet and Pete post late-breaking news on their Web site, Deep Doo-Doo. This time the news is a pumpkin on top of the flagpole in front of town hall. Who put it there and how? The two friends think they have the scoop but in fact are scooped by pretty classmate Elizabeth, editor of the school paper. Meanwhile, Bennet is receiving bizarre bad poetry in his e-mail. Factor in a mayoral race and the discovery of a past indiscretion on the part of one of the candidates, and Pete and Bennet find themselves in a whirlwind of political chicanery. Delaney's breezy colloquial style brings a couple of potentially nerdy boys to life and the political subject matter, while simplistically presented, is a rarity in juvenile fiction and is fun to follow. A good title for reluctant readers.-Ann Cook, formerly at Winter Park Public Library, FL
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