|Plot Summary of A Couple of April Fools|
April Fools Day is near, and the girl's club, The Tattletales, decide to play a big joke on the boy's club, the Copycats. The new Empress of the Tattletales, Lois Kennedy, persuades big and mean transfer student, Thud Tweed, to dress up in a gorilla suit and pretend to be the Missing Link to fool the boys.
But something goes very wrong when the kids' beloved teacher, Miss Earth (possibly engaged to marry Timothy Grass, the mayor), disappears in the swampy Foggy Hollow behind the town library of Hamlet, Vermont.
Tension in the town builds as days pass and Miss Earth remains missing. Could it have something to do with the Flameburper (a genetic experiment that crossed a chicken and a lizard) that breathes fire and went missing in the woods in their last adventure, Three Rotten Eggs? Or one of the giant Siberian snow spiders from the previous fall, detailed in Seven Spiders Spinning? The deposed Empress of the Tattletales, Thekla Mustard, and the head of the Copycats, Sammy Grubb, must bring the warring kids together to find the answer and save their teacher.
This synopsis report prepared by David Loftus
|Chapter Analysis of A Couple of April Fools|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- rescue mission/escape from confinement
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
- a kid
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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