Horace Splattly, the Cupcake Crusader

Horace Splattly, the Cupcake Crusader

The Terror of the Pink Dodo Ballo: The Terror of the Pink Dodo Balloons

By Lawrence David

Dutton Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780525468677, 128pp.

Publication Date: February 24, 2003


Blootinville's tiny ten-year-old tower of justice, Horace Splattly (aka the Cupcaked Crusader), is back and into some hairy trouble. The annual Celernip Festival is coming up, and someone has made most of the town as bald as celernips, Blootinville's world-famous vegetable. The Cupcaked Crusader must solve the mystery, but first he needs his special superpower-inducing cupcakes, and the only way he's going to get them is if he lets the creator, his genius little sister, enter him in the Celernip Prince contest. Will she make him wear a kilt? Will his twin best friends and fellow contestants, Auggie and Xax, speak to him again if he wins.

Illustrated by Barry Gott.