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Clueless McGee #01: Clueless McGee

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets Encyclopedia Brown!

Clueless McGee is just your average fifth-grader: snarky, awkward, and a magnet for trouble. The only difference: he's also an amateur detective. Determined to make his absent father proud, he uses the skills he's learned playing video games to solve mysteries. Only he's no Sherlock Holmes. Or Encyclopedia Brown. Or even Scooby-Doo. When the school bully is framed for filling the orchestra teacher's tuba with macaroni and cheese, Clueless is on the case. But can he catch the culprit before he strikes again? His only obstacle, as Jeff Mack shows us in his hilarious new illustrated series, is his own ineptitude . . . questionable talent . . . and limited intelligence. No problem!

Review:

"Author/illustrator Mack (Frog and Fly) moves into middle-grade territory with an illustrated diary-style offering à la Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Big Nate. The story of hapless would-be detective P.J. McGee unfolds through letters the fifth-grader writes to his father, who P.J. believes is a private eye away on a secret mission. P.J.'s father's absence (which goes unexplained in this series kickoff, though P.J.'s mother doesn't seem too happy about it) adds a poignant note to what's otherwise a slapstick story. When a tray of macaroni and cheese goes missing from the school cafeteria, P.J. takes the case (not that anyone asked). Along the way, P.J. gets gum stuck to his head (multiple times), the principal winds up covered in said mac and cheese (multiple times), and the janitor gets stuck in a bucket (twice), among other recurring gags and pratfalls. The repetition gets old, and readers don't get much of a sense of the supporting cast, though Mack's wonderfully kidlike cartoons really embody P.J.'s rambunctiousness, enthusiasm, and — yes — cluelessness. Ages 8 — 10. Agent: Rubin Pfeffer, East West Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Six slurpy stories, two comical combatants, and one laugh-out-loud picture book

Frog and Fly are constant companions. There is only one problem . . . Frog thinks Fly is delicious! This leads to a never-ending battle of wits with laugh-out- loud consequences. Told in six short comic stripstyle chapters, Frog and Fly will delight kids and leave them begging for yet another slurpy story.

About the Author

Jeff Mack lives in Easthampton, Massachusetts, where he writes, paints, and is a frequent visitor to schools.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399257490
Author:
Mack, Jeff
Publisher:
Philomel Books
Author:
J
Author:
eff Mack
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets Encyclopedia Brown
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Clueless McGee
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.31 x 8.21 x 0.39 in 0.69 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 6

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Author/illustrator Mack (Frog and Fly) moves into middle-grade territory with an illustrated diary-style offering à la Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Big Nate. The story of hapless would-be detective P.J. McGee unfolds through letters the fifth-grader writes to his father, who P.J. believes is a private eye away on a secret mission. P.J.'s father's absence (which goes unexplained in this series kickoff, though P.J.'s mother doesn't seem too happy about it) adds a poignant note to what's otherwise a slapstick story. When a tray of macaroni and cheese goes missing from the school cafeteria, P.J. takes the case (not that anyone asked). Along the way, P.J. gets gum stuck to his head (multiple times), the principal winds up covered in said mac and cheese (multiple times), and the janitor gets stuck in a bucket (twice), among other recurring gags and pratfalls. The repetition gets old, and readers don't get much of a sense of the supporting cast, though Mack's wonderfully kidlike cartoons really embody P.J.'s rambunctiousness, enthusiasm, and — yes — cluelessness. Ages 8 — 10. Agent: Rubin Pfeffer, East West Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
Six slurpy stories, two comical combatants, and one laugh-out-loud picture book

Frog and Fly are constant companions. There is only one problem . . . Frog thinks Fly is delicious! This leads to a never-ending battle of wits with laugh-out- loud consequences. Told in six short comic stripstyle chapters, Frog and Fly will delight kids and leave them begging for yet another slurpy story.

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