CLUELESS MCGEE AND THE INFLATABLE PANTS by Jeff Mack

CLUELESS MCGEE AND THE INFLATABLE PANTS

From the "Clueless McGee" series, volume 2
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 7 - 12

KIRKUS REVIEW

PJ McGee, PI and secret ninja, gets everything wrong (again) in solving his second case.

Mr. Prince the principal thinks fifth-grader PJ McGee spends too much time thinking about ninjas, so he suggests PJ attend “Rocket Science,” a science club run by Mr. Bellum. PJ’s none too keen until he learns the club will have a science fair and there will be a prize, a real metal trophy shaped like a rocket ship. PJ successfully knocks out his stiffest competition, Mr. Bellum’s daughter Sara, and devises a sure-win project: a magnetic pickle. But when the trophy goes missing, and the key to its display case is found in PJ’s stinky backpack (the pickle is getting riper by the day), PJ is disqualified. He’s certain Sara is trying to frame him for a crime she committed, and he’s committed to proving it despite the evidence. His sidekick, third-grader Dante, tries to help, but PJ’s more ready to accept bumbling fourth-grader Benny’s help. Can PJ crack the case, avoid boogers and impress his absent father? Maybe not, but he’ll inspire giggles as he tries. Mack’s frenetically whack-a-doodle second Clueless McGee title manages to meld mystery and humor in a tale told as much in cartoons as text. Rube Goldberg–ian calamities and grossness are neatly balanced by good intentions and a little friendship lesson.

Even a frog-smacker can see this series has legs. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-12)

Pub Date: June 13th, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-399-25750-6
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Philomel
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2013




MORE BY JEFF MACK

ChildrenCLUELESS MCGEE GETS FAMOUS by Jeff Mack
by Jeff Mack
ChildrenAH HA! by Jeff Mack
by Jeff Mack
ChildrenTHE THINGS I CAN DO by Jeff Mack
by Jeff Mack

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenTHE THIRD WHEEL by Jeff Kinney
by Jeff Kinney
ChildrenFAKE MUSTACHE by Tom Angleberger
by Tom Angleberger
ChildrenGRIFF CARVER, HALLWAY PATROL by Jim Krieg
by Linas Alsenas