Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies by David Lubar

Two kids get in a pepper eating contest in the school cafeteria, a Thanksgiving Dinner is interrupted by giant turkeys, and a carnival ride turns into a blender! Even more disturbing than that, when a girl doesn't have a date for the school dance, her dad makes her one...

David Lubar did an excellent job putting together these short stories. What's nice about reading a book of short stories is that you can quit for a while and come back to the book without forgetting what happened in the beginning of the story. Lubar tells each story in its entirety within two pages or so and the stories are not related. The reader could read the stories in any order. Here are some stories that the reader definitely does not want to miss: The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies.

The book is very short and I read it in two days. I liked almost all the stories, only a few were boring. Overall, the book is very amusing. I am eager to read the other books in the series and am anxious for Lubar to write more. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a quick, funny read.

Reviewer Age:12
Reviewer City, State and Country: Merino, Colorado USA