Krosoczka, Jarrett J. Lunch Lady: and the Picture Day Peril (Book #8) 96 pgs. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2012. $6.99. (Rating: G)
Something is up when all the students at the school break out with zits on picture day. But Lunch Lady only starts to get suspicious when she meets the over the top photographer, Stefani. When a student loses money to Stefani, it’s time for Lunch Lady to take action -so she is off to a big city fashion show, and so are some of the students.
Just like my review of Squish –this graphic novel is just mediocre. But unlike Squish –that art in this book is at least geared towards a graphic novel format. Although I was glad to see a lunch lady finally getting to be a hero –well the story wasn't cutting it for me. Not funny or interesting. That being said, this is a popular series with students –maybe because they haven’t been shown anything better! Save your money for some higher quality graphic novels!
EL –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.