O’Dowd, Chris and Murphy, Nick V. Moone Boy the Fish Detective. #327 pages. Feiwel and Friends Press (Macmillan), 2015. $14.99. Language: PG ( 7 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG.
Martin Moone’s family has fallen on hard times and he soon realizes that if he is going to get the game boy he wants he will need to earn it for himself. So he finds a job at Cross Country Meats as the butcher’s assistant. But when the business is threatened by the Fancy Fishatorium across the street. Martin moonlights as a fish detective, infiltrating the super secret fish factory, convinced that there are fishy things going on!
The book has witty and clever parts but the language and the abundance of mature potty humor make this book a bit too crass for the readers for whom it seems to be intended. The story and plot seem to nothing but a vehicle by which to gross out the reader. The pictures throughout are lively and fun and will definitely be appealing to some.
MS - NO. Reviewer: Jen M. Elementary Librarian.