Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the author-illustrator of two previous Lunch Lady adventures, as well as many popular picture books, including Punk Farm, Punk Farm on Tour, Max for President, and Baghead. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, he now lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with his family.
Gr 2-4-Dee, Terrence, and Hector are looking forward to Mr. Scribson's upcoming author visit. Suspicions soon arise, though, when the man refuses to sign Hector's worn copy of Flippy Bunny, snatching it away from him instead. Then Coach Birkby goes missing, and Lunch Lady and Betty start to investigate. They soon learn that gym teachers from other schools the author visited have also disappeared, and they're hot on the case. The illustrator uses a fine line of pen and ink with touches of yellow. Balloon call-outs are large and clear and work well for beginning readers and those new to the graphic-novel format.-Lisa Gieskes, CA Johnson Preparatory Academy, Columbia, SC Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.