Clueless McGee and the Inflatable Pants
Publication Date: June 13, 2013
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"It's only fair, isn t it? Clueless McGee has mastered his Ninja Warz video game and he d like a trophy. It seems like a lot of extra work to have to win the science fair to get one. . . . Yet that trophy is REALLY nice. And Clueless does have an idea for a magnetic pickle that seems likean obvious winner. So okay, he's in. Until someone steals the trophy and then he's on the case Clueless will have to call onhis finest ninja skills not to mention some luck and a lot of help from people more competent than he is in order to solve the mystery. . . .
Jeff Mack continues to hit every note just right in this hilarious series that young middle-graders will be reading, rereading, and exchanging with their friends until (and even after) the next installment lands on the shelves. With comic-style art throughout, this book is perfect for fans of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, Dork Diaries "and for any kid who likes mysteries, likes to laugh, and is a video game master
Jeff Mack is the author and illustrator of Hush Little Polar Bear as well as the illustrator of many books for children, including Hurry! Hurry! by Eve Bunting, Cindy Moo by Lori Mortensen, and Mr. Duck Means Business by Tammi Sauer. He lives in western Massachusetts.
"PJ is charmingly out of touch with reality...His supporting cast adds to the laughs."—Kirkus Reviews
"Can PJ crack the case, avoid boogers and impress his absent father? Maybe not, but he’ll inspire giggles as he tries. Mack’s frenetically whack-a-doodle second Clueless McGee title manages to meld mystery and humor in a tale told as much in cartoons as text. Rube Goldberg–ian calamities and grossness are neatly balanced by good intentions and a little friendship lesson. Even a frog-smacker can see this series has legs."--Kirkus Reviews
"This is a lighthearted, silly story that will have readers both smiling and rolling their eyes. Though the joke is always on poor PJ, he learns in the end who his real friends and supporters are–and that there are many of them. This title will be well-received by graduates of Dav Pilkey’s “Captain Underpants” series (Scholastic) and those who love Jeff Kinney’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” (Abrams) and Lincoln Peirce’s “Big Nate” books (HarperCollins). It will also entice reluctant readers."--School Library Journal