With broad humor that's sure to appeal to her target audience, Auch--the author of Morn is Dating Weird Wayne (1988) and...

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ANGEL AND ME AND THE BAYSIDE BOMBERS

With broad humor that's sure to appeal to her target audience, Auch--the author of Morn is Dating Weird Wayne (1988) and several other recent books for somewhat older readers--describes how Brian gets a hold over Steve, captain of the Bayside Bombers, ""the best soccer team in third grade""; they both attend a wedding to which Steve has been forced to wear pink knee-socks and a ruffled shirt. Brian's modest excursion into blackmail, however, is insufficient to make him a good player--that is left to visiting cousin Angel, who teaches him the rules and helps him put together a rival team (the ""Bomber Busters,"" largely staffed by second graders) that manages to defeat the Bombers with the help of an amusing series of tricks and mishaps. The close-up perspective of Smith's humorous b&w illustrations will pull readers right in. A book that is well described by its series title: a ""Springboard.

Pub Date: Dec. 1, 1989

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 60

Publisher: Little, Brown

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15, 1989