Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School
This is the story of THE LEAGUE OF PICKLEMAKERSBen: who began it all by sneaking in one night and filling homeroom with ball-pit balls.
Frank: who figured out that an official club, say a pickle-making club, could receive funding from the PTA.
Oliver: Who once convinced half of the class that his real parents had found him and he was going to live in a submarine.
Bean: Who wasn't exactly invited, but her parents own a costume shop, which comes in handy if you want to dress up like a giant squirrel and try to scare people at the zoo. TOGETHER, they are an unstoppable prank-pulling force, and Fountain Point Middle School will never be the same. Latino Interest.
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About the Author
Kim Baker moved around a lot as a kid, which taught her two things: silliness is a great way to make pals, and goofy people make the best friends. She lives in Seattle with her family and still goofs off. A lot. Pickle is her first book.
"Pickle is fun and hilarious! The pranks pulled off are so fantastically fun that it's almost dangerous to let kids read it." --Chris Rylander, Sid Fleischman Humor Award Winner and author of The Fourth Stall series
"A book that I simply cannot keep on my library shelves . . . kids eat this book up with a spoon." --Elizabeth Bird, Fuse #8, New York Public Library
"Reading Pickle makes me want to fill an entire school waist-deep with bean dip; stage an impromptu zombie attach during lunchtime; wear a cowbow hat while driving a herd of house cats through the halls. . . . Whatever it moves you to do, you'll find Pickle to be inspired fun." --Matthew Holm, co-creator of Babymouse and Squish
"Baker writes with a light and lively hand, depicting a realistic urban setting peopled with engaging characters from various ethnic backgrounds." --The Horn Book
"Sure to please anyone with a puckish sense of humor or a hankering for innocent prank ideas." --Kirkus Reviews
"Even though this is a fast-paced, humorous story, it tackles the true meanings of friendship. . . . Pair this with James Preller's Justin Fisher books or Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series." --Booklist
"Probert's finely detailed, expressive illustrations depict the club's racially diverse makeup. Baker's debut novel shows promise and offers an enjoyable read." --School Library Journal