Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Lunch Lady Series
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May, 2010
List Price: $6.99
Review: Hilarious, epic, and mysterious all describe Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. The main characters are the Lunch Lady, her assistant Betty, the Breakfast Bunch kids, and the Swamp Monster. This is the fourth book in this exciting series of graphic mysteries.
Summer camp should be filled with relaxation and fun and games, but that’s not what the Breakfast Bunch find when they go to summer camp. Instead a hungry, gross, yet maybe not real, swamp monster attacks the camp literally! The story begins with three kids on a bus heading to summer camp talking about what they’re going to do. When they get to the camp everyone welcomes them, and Ben tells them about an unknown swamp monster. Most of the campers are scared. There are boys and girls sleeping in cabins, and everyone is talking about different things. One night three kids sneak out of their cabins and into the kitchen to get the tasty food, and all of a sudden they see the swamp monster. Will they be able to capture the monster? Or will it ruin their summer camp? Find out in Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown.
This is a great graphic novel. It is filled with laughs and hilarious dialogue. For example, I really liked it when the kids go to get a tasty treat. I also laughed when I saw that the Lunch Lady and Betty had gadgets to try and trap the monster that were related to food. Also, the Lunch Lady is a fun character. She has clever ideas for capturing crooks, and always finds a way to save the day! Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I recommend the Lunch Lady books for all kids – and even adults. It’s a fun, quick read!
Review written by Andrea (6th grade student).
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