FREDDY AND THE FRENCH FRIES by David Baldacci

FREDDY AND THE FRENCH FRIES

Fries Alive!
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Age Range: 9 - 11
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another bestselling author for adults tries for the youth market, with all too typically dismal results. Sprinkling references to butts, poop and vomit throughout, Baldacci introduces a nine-year-old inventor who uses “potato-nanotechnology” to turn regular spuds into a quintet of walking, talking, brightly colored giant French fries who help him to rout a gang of bullies armed with paintball guns and to save his dad’s vegetarian burger business. Despite a plethora of cheap laffs, even indiscriminate readers will find the hackneyed characters and trite, slow-moving plot unappetizing. Illustrations not seen. (Fantasy. 9-11)

Pub Date: June 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-316-15998-0
Page count: 176pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2005




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