________________ CM . . . . Volume XIII Number 15 . . . . March 16, 2007

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The Drop of Doom. (Kids Can Read).

Adrienne Mason. Illustrated by Pat Cupples.
Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press, 2007.
32 pp., pbk. & cl., $5.95 (pbk.), $14.95 (cl.).
ISBN 978-1-55453-036-6 (pbk.), ISBN 978-1-55453-035-9 (cl.).

Grades 1-3 / Ages 6-8.

Review by Ruth Scales McMahon.

*** /4

excerpt:

Lu and Clancy raced to the carnival.

Jake could hardly keep up.

"Look, the Drop of Doom!" said Lu.

"Let's go for a ride!" said Clancy.

"The D-d-d-drop of Doom?" said Jake.

Jake did not like rides.

He really did not like the Drop of Doom.

Lu and Clancy, dog detectives, have a nose for adventure. Lu and Clancy love to ride the Drop of Doom, but their friend Jake does not. He visits any attraction to avoid having to ride the Drop of Doom. At the first attraction, the magic tent, Clancy overhears the planning of a robbery on the Drop of Doom. Clancy informs Lu, and they are off to the Drop of Doom to stop the robbery.  However, Jake is still stalling and takes them to several more attractions. Finally Lu and Clancy make a bet with Jake. "Can you find a way to walk through this card?" said Lu. "If you can do it, we will not ride the Drop of Doom," said Clancy. Jake doesn't know the trick to cutting the card in a way that makes it big enough to get through. Lu and Clancy do and miraculously make it to the Drop of Doom just in time to save the day!

Recommended.

Alberta’s Ruth Scales McMahon is a Children's Librarian, Co-chair of the Rocky Mountain Book Award Committee and the mother of two young children.

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