The great lollipop caper

by Krall, Dan,

Format: Print Book 2013
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One cranky caper is about to learn that being salty might be just as good as being sweet.

Having adults love his acidic taste is not enough for Mr. Caper. He wants more. He wants the children of the world to love him--just as much as they love the sweet, saccharine Lollipop.

And thus a plot is hatched: Caper-flavored lollipops are dispatched throughout the world...and everything goes horribly wrong. Will Mr. Caper find a way to repair the havoc he's wreaked by over-reaching? Maybe, if Lollipop helps save the day!

This quirky tale, illustrated with humor and heart, contains sweet and salty delights for both adults and children.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Kids, meet Mr. Caper, a tiny pickled sourpuss, who lives in a jar in your fridge and is never eaten by children. Lollipop, of course, needs no introduction. Though Mr. Caper is prized by adults, he longs for the appreciation of the younger connoisseurs that Lollipop enjoys, so he disguises himself as a harmless pea and breaks into the gothic Lollipop Factory, where he pours a caper solution into the vats of lollipop batter. But instead of turning children into overnight caper fanatics, they became as bitter and sour as Mr. Caper tasted. Green-hued and zombified, these young malcontents drive their parents nuts with misbehavior until kindly Lollipop suggests to Mr. Caper a sensible solution. Krall's bright, angular Photoshop illustrations have a Ren & Stimpy pop zeal, particularly when rendering Mr. Caper's steaming, Grinch-like rage or the demented glee of kids inhaling candy. In fact, the whole package is wonderfully manic, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a kid who won't cackle right along with it.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Kids know all too well that grownups like to eat disgusting things. Case in point: capers. Krall (Oh, Nuts!) gives this homely, briny seasoning a tortured inner life (readers may be reminded of Plankton from SpongeBob SquarePants), imagining that the adulation of adults, who prize his "acidic earthiness" is like ashes in Mr. Caper's mouth. What he wants is what the unflaggingly good-natured Lollipop has: the adoration of children. A plot involving Mr. Caper's sabotage of the world's lollipop supply ensues (and, of course, goes horribly wrong), and Mr. Caper learns an important lesson about the rewards of being an acquired taste. "Sure, those kids love me now," says Lollipop, "but when they grow up, guess who they're going to be crazy about? You!" Krall's background in animation (he's worked on several Cartoon Network classics) once again serves him well: the pages fly by, fueled by precocious, melodramatic dialogue ("There must be a way to make the children appreciate my complex flavor!") and cheerily frenetic drawings. It's the perfect after-dinner read for Food Network-loving families. Ages 4-8. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Contentment -- Juvenile fiction.
Pickles -- Juvenile fiction.
Lollipops -- Juvenile fiction.
Contentment -- Fiction.
Pickles -- Fiction.
Lollipops -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Audience Ages 4-8.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781442444607 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1442444606 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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