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|Invisible Inkling : the whoopie pie war|
Author: Jenkins, Emily
Hank Wolowitz and Inkling, his invisible bandapat friend, try to save the family ice-cream store's business from a whoopie pie food truck parked outside.
Invisible Inkling, #3
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 3.70
Points: 3.0 Quiz: 159957
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 3.30
Points: 6.0 Quiz: 61291
Kirkus Reviews (06/01/13)
School Library Journal (12/01/13)
The Hornbook (00/07/13)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 07/01/2013 As in Invisible Inkling (2011), this third title in the series about Hank Wolfowitz and his small and invisible (but not imaginary) sidekick blends slapstick with wordplay, and readers will enjoy the realistic dialogue as much as the body language in Bliss’ wry, black-and-white spot art. Food is the action here—making ice-cream pies, eating them, selling them, and throwing them to make a mess. When an old lady starts a whoopie-pie business that threatens Hank’s dad’s ice-cream store, Inkling helps Hank defeat her. The wordplay with Yiddish adds to the fun: Should Dad try a new noodle-kugel flavor? - Copyright 2013 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 12/01/2013 Gr 2–4—Hapless fourth-grade Brooklynite Hank Wolowitz and his invisible pet bandapat, Inkling, return in this gently humorous story that incorporates just a touch of fantasy. Although Inkling is an unreliable narrator with a sometimes-distant relationship with the truth, readers will accept that he is invisible, not imaginary. In addition to managing the demands of his often cranky, but always funny invisible friend, Hank also navigates complicated school friendships, swimming lessons in which he copes with the embarrassment of being ranked a "Neon" (the lowest level), and, most importantly, dealing with the mean-tempered food-truck lady whose cheap, nonorganic treats threaten the success of his family's boutique ice-cream shop. Pumpkin is one of Inkling's favorite foods, yet Hank finds himself agreeing to "splat" his hard-won canned pumpkin out the window in order to impress popular kid Joe Patne. Hank also discovers that water renders Inkling visible and is finally able to focus on improving his swimming technique. A diverse cast of characters and a believable middle-class urban setting make this tale about the value of true friendship relatable without being didactic.—Madigan McGillicuddy, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Atlanta, GA - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.