Thursday, February 26, 2009

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute

Have you ever thought about what might really be going on in the life of your Lunch Lady?

Most people don't think about it, but Hector, Terrence and Dee have recently started to wonder. "Maybe she has a family to take care of"..."I bet she has like a hundred cats!"..."Maybe she's some sort of secret-agent spy or something...".

Lunch Lady and her side-kick Betty do have something going on after all. Beneath the cafeteria is a lab of sorts where ordinary kitchen utensils and sundries are altered into gadgets and weaponry.

But why would a school need Lunch Lady superheroes?

Because the teachers aren't necessarily who they seem to be. Previously unknown substitute Mr. Pasteur is suddenly stepping in for popular teacher Mr. O'Connell who hasn't been sick in 20 years. Sound fishy? It should!

Jarrett J. Krosoczka has written a laugh-out-loud funny graphic novel that is sure to have kids talking. From the familiar school angst that Hector, Terrence and Dee are facing, to the wise cracking maintenance man, readers will recognize their own lives. Add in an over the top dash of superhero action, and readers will be passing these hand to hand without checking them back in to the library! The black, white and yellow illustrations are effective and lend not only to instant recognition of the series (a la Babymouse), but are clean yet filled with movement at the same time.

Jarrett. J. Krosoczka gets funny and he gets what kids like. Look for Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute, and Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians on shelves in summer '09!


Awkward Librarian said...

Awesome. If our Childrens' department doesn't order it I definitely will. Sounds fabulous.

Laura said...

This looks so completely awesome. Thanks for telling us your thoughts!

EJB said...

J.K. came to our school and I am planning to use my Barnes and noble giftcard to buy this when it comes out

Mary Cunningham said...

These books sound phenomenal!


Staci said...

I'm so getting this book!!