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This tongue-in-cheek superheroine graphic novel will hit the spot for chapter-book readers. Lunch Lady and Betty, her assistant in both the cafeteria and her role of wrong-righting supersleuth, investigate the strange case of an absent teacher, his creepy substitute, and a plan to grab the Teacher of the Year Award by truly foul means. Three little kids join in the action as Lunch Lady, equipped with a variety of high-tech kitchen gadgets like a spatu-copter and a lunch-tray laptop, tracks a cleverly disguised robot to his maker’s lab, where a whole army of cyborgs require kicking, stomping, and the wielding of fish-stick nunchucks. Yellow-highlighted pen-and-ink cartoons are as energetic and smile-provoking as Lunch Lady’s epithets of “Cauliflower!” and Betty’s ultimate weapon, the hairnet. There is a nice twist in the surprise ending, and the kids’ ability to stand up to the school bully shows off their newfound confidence in a credible manner. Little details invite and reward repeat readings with visual as well as verbal punning. Grades 2-4. --Francisca Goldsmith
Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the author-illustrator of Punk Farm, Punk Farm on Tour, Max for President, and Baghead. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
good I love it so I pick 5stars but it is not a big book and I love big booksPublished 1 month ago by drew
Bought this for my newly turned 8 year old since she's gotten into graphic novels and because she likes them it's how I'm encouraging her to do her 20 minutes of reading a day. Read morePublished 3 months ago by trulyblessedmama
My first grade daughter LOVED this book. She could not put it down. I heard her laugh out loud over and over again. I plan to buy the whold sereis for her.Published 3 months ago by Scott Anderson
Hilarious!!! This is a funny book for kids. My son read it right away in about an hour. He has reread it several times. I would definitely recommend this book.Published 3 months ago by Maura