|Operation : Hat heist (Middle School Misadventures)|
Author: Platt, Jason
When Newell's very special hat is taken away at school, he and his most talented friends concoct the perfect plan to get it back. In graphic novel format.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 2.60
Points: 3.0 Quiz: 510764
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2020 Gr 3–7—Platt's sequel to Middle School Misadventures finds Newell in yet another hilariously relatable scrape. After school each day, Newell races home to watch The Captain, a thrilling TV series about a World War II pilot who gets lost in the Bermuda Triangle and finds his way into another dimension. Newell and his dad are die-hard fans—his father even traveled far and wide to get the star, Patrick O'Shaughnessy, to give Newell the hat worn in the show. But Newell's prized gift is stolen from his backpack and ends up in the school's room of confiscated hats (hats are banned at Garfield Middle School). Newell embarks on an epic adventure to retrieve the missing hat with his friends and eighth grader Ethan Craig before his dad finds out it's gone. The humor is incredibly kid-friendly (fart jokes are rife). Appealing, sketchy cartoons that channel Calvin & Hobbes bring to life Newell's diverse, supportive, and quirky group of friends. Refreshingly, Platt depicts a loving, well-adjusted single-parent household. VERDICT Platt's tale is a keeper.—Beronica Puhr, Oak Park Public Library, IL - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.