BURTON'S ZOOM ZOOM VA-ROOOM MACHINE by Dorothy Haas

BURTON'S ZOOM ZOOM VA-ROOOM MACHINE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Boys will enjoy this cartoony portrait of a wacky family of inventors starring Burton Bell Whitney Knockwurst. Wanting to make the fastest skateboard in the world, Burton sets to work learning about aerodynamics. He makes the mistake of involving a suspicious character named Professor Savvy, who wants to steal the invention and make millions. Plot twists include a last-minute school-yard showdown and a scene when the professor is humiliated by having to write--over and over at the chalkboard--""I will never, never take anyone's invention ever again."" A grand sense of humor and an intriguing array of characters make this madcap scramble as entertaining as Haas' The Secret Life of Dilly McBean (1986).

Pub Date: Aug. 30th, 1990
Page count: 160pp
Publisher: Bradbury