Cooper, Jay Mutant Rat Attack (The Spy Next Door), 137 pages. Scholastic Press. 2017. $9.99. Language: G (0 swears, 0 "f"); Mature Content: G; Violence: G;
Dexter has a boring life filled with the same, mundane events every single day. Until one day, his science teacher is performing a super secret experiment that changes Dexter's life to one full of adventure! He fed his lab rat a radioactive gamma piece of broccoli that turned his rat into the size of a hippo. What will Dexter have to do in order control his rat and save his school?
This book will be one to recommend to fans of Captain Underpants. While the humor isn't as intertwined in the story, it is similar in a lot of ways. There are illustrations throughout most pages that add to the story and keep reluctant readers interested.
EL - OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Amy, Elementary Teacher.