Pickle : the (formerly) anonymous prank club of Fountain Point Middle School

by Baker, Kimberly,

Format: Print Book 2012
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Ben: 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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "What new kid at school hasn't dreamed about making friends, being part of a club, and even perhaps playing a prank and not getting caught? Sixth-grader Ben Diaz wants to expand his circle of friends, and he thinks starting the year with a prank is a good way to do it. However, he is not going to include Hector in the prank. Why not? It just so happens that Hector's grandmother is the principal of their middle school (and she has no sense of humor). After succeeding with his initial prank, Ben decides to form a school club, the League of Pickle Makers, to use as a guise for their pranks. As the pranks escalate, readers will know that the culprits will eventually get caught. Even though this is a fast-paced, humorous story, it tackles the true meanings of friendship. Meanwhile, Probert's illustrations offer just the right amount of characterization. Pair this with James Preller's Justin Fisher books or Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.--Petty, J. B. Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Baker's debut is a lighthearted romp with cross-gender appeal. When good- natured sixth-grader Ben Diaz stumbles on the chance to pull a perfect, anonymous prank at school (the balls from a pizzeria's ball pit are involved), the satisfaction-and his schoolmates' reaction-inspire him to seek out bigger opportunities. He recruits two classmates for his "secret prank task team"; they are soon joined by two more, creating a multicultural and personable crew of mischief-makers. Together they go undercover as the most boring official school club they can think of, the League of Pickle Makers. Soon the school fountain is overflowing with soap bubbles, and kids in soaked clothing are emerging from the restrooms (where the sinks have been wrapped in plastic), thanks to Ben's Prank and Trick Association (the other P.T.A.), which must also keep up its pickle-making cover for an upcoming Pioneer Fair. Fair warning: the practical jokes are troublesome and annoying to authority figures but harmless and hilarious to kids, and thus may prove inspirational to like-minded readers. Ages 8-12. Agent: Sara Crowe, Harvey Klinger Inc. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Practical jokes -- Juvenile fiction.
Clubs -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Practical jokes -- Fiction.
Clubs -- Fiction.
Middle schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher New York :Roaring Brook Press,2012
Edition First edition.
Contributors Probert, Tim, illustrator.
Language English
Description 233 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781596437654
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