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SHREDDERMAN: MEET THE GECKO by Wendelin Van Draanen

SHREDDERMAN: MEET THE GECKO

By Wendelin Van Draanen (Author) , Brian Biggs (Illustrator)

Age Range: 7 - 11

Pub Date: Jan. 11th, 2005
ISBN: 0-375-82353-0
Publisher: Knopf

Fifth-grade math prodigy Nolan Byrd and his secret identity—Internet Superhero Shredderman—returns for a third adventure. Nolan’s reporter father lands the sweet assignment of interviewing pre-teen TV sensation Chase Morton a.k.a. The Gecko. “The Gecko and Sticky” is Nolan’s favorite show, and he gets to tag along because it’s his birthday. The boys hit it off, and Nolan decides to have Shredderman help Chase get rid of a particularly nasty paparazzi called “The Mole.” Digital photos, sneaky camera work and Shredderman’s Web site put an end to the Mole’s slimy career. Nolan is also able to extend the hand of friendship to his former adversary, Bubba Bixby who is also a fan by taking “Alvin” with him to meet their idol. Reluctant readers, be they old fans or new, will enjoy the humor, swift pacing, and Biggs’s heavy-line cartoon illustrations. Cyber-hero fun for everyone, and, of course, future installments are on the way. (Fiction. 7-11)