Young, Jessica Spy Guy The Not-So-Secret Agent. Illustrated by Charles Santoso. PICTURE BOOK. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. $16.99
Spy Guy is not a good spy. He is not sneaky and if he not talking then he is bumping into things or walking noisily. He tries and tries to get help from the Chief, but things just don’t seem to go right for Spy Guy. Chief says he needs to figure it out on his own, but will he? The relationship between Spy Guy and the Chief is tender. It is hard to tell who is enjoying the spy business more: the kid or the adult. The illustrations are boldly colored, yet muted to not overpower the emotion of the characters.
EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE. Reviewer: SM