Dee, Terrence, and Hector are very excited about Author Visit Day. Lewis Scribson is the author of the famous Flippy Bunny books, and Hector is a huge fan! And it gets Dee and Terrence out of math class. But something is a little off about this special guest. And Coach Birkby, the gym teacher, mysteriously disappears the day of his visit. What evil designs does this world-famous writer have on his agenda? Lunch Lady's going to get to the bottom of it, even if she has to kick some bunny butt!
Review: Krosoczka continues with his successful formula of featuring a superhero/Lunch Lady fighting crimes and protecting Thompson Brook School. This time around the students have long-awaited the arrival of their favorite author, Lewis Scribson, comes to their school. When Mr. Scribson shows up, there's something not quite right about the surly, bespectacled author, and mysteriously, on the same day, Coach Birkby goes missing and soon other people start disappearing too. It's up to Lunch Lady and the Breakfast Buddies to save the day once again. Their fight to uncover the truth reveals Scribson's secret plot, complete with an entire army of attack-Flippy Bunnies, all equipped with cute bow ties and deadly fangs. This series is full of silliness which makes them so fun to read. I loved the tongue-in-cheek humor in the book and its trademark gray-and-yellow palette format. Kids who are not bothered by the formulaic aspect of this series will continue to enjoy this series and welcome another addition to the Lunch Lady series, but those who are looking for something more developed in terms of the characters might find this a bit disappointing.
Rating: 4 stars
Words of Caution: None. Recommended for Grade 2 and up.
If you like this book try: Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown (Lunch Lady #4), Knights of the Lunch Table series by Frank Cammuso