Monday, August 7, 2017

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute gets 4 Stars {graphic novel, 2nd-5th grade}

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka is fun graphic novel series for fans of Babymouse or reluctant readers, aka kids who don't like to read, in 2nd through 5th grade. 4 out of 5 stars in my book review from a librarian.  Fast read. Easy. Fun. Relatable. Lunch. Cafeteria. Spy. Funny. What to read. Alohamoraopenabook Alohamora Open a Book http://alohamoraopenabook.blogspot.com/

Lunch Tray Laptop. Spatu-Copter. Cyborg Teachers. A cafeteria worker that fights crime. 

That is just a small glimpse into the fun and creativity that can be found in Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

This Lunch Lady is the first book in a fun graphic novel series perfect for 2nd through 5th grade.  Fans of Babymouse will enjoy this series, and reluctant readers, aka kids who don't like to read, will love how easy and quick this book is to read.  To be honest, everyone will find enjoyment reading this book.    

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka is fun graphic novel series for fans of Babymouse or reluctant readers, aka kids who don't like to read, in 2nd through 5th grade.  Fast read. Easy. Fun. Relatable. Lunch. Cafeteria. Spy. Funny. What to read. Alohamoraopenabook Alohamora Open a Book http://alohamoraopenabook.blogspot.com/

Lunch Lady gets 4 out of 5 stars in my book review.  I love graphic novels.  I love that the pictures and the words tell the story.  I love that graphic novels, like this one, are books even the kids who hate reading will pick up.  I was one of those kids, and I wish there were more books like this when I was a kid. 

This book did a great job artistically and creatively.  I love the black, white, gray, and yellow color scheme found in this book.  The pictures/illustrations in Lunch Lady are simple enough, but yet they have plenty of detail.  I felt the ingenuity with the spy gadgets that can be found in the a school cafeteria to be really fun.  Things like a Spatula and a droid helicopter becoming a Spatu-Copter or a lunch tray that is a laptop made me smile, laugh, and thoroughly enjoy reading this book even as an an adult.  If I found it to be a fun read, I am pretty sure kids in early to middle elementary will enjoy this book as well. 

Do you know any kid who doesn't think about what their teachers and school personnel do outside of school? When I was in elementary school, I was sure the Music Teacher and the PE Teacher were married.  They weren't, but we were all 100% sure they were.  Lunch Lady brings to life, and then adds a lot of creativity and fun, to what kids already think.  I really love that this spy Lunch Lady is fighting crime.  It's fun and out there, and yet it is completely relatable to kids as well.  

The writing in Lunch Lady is good.  The story is funny.   This great book doesn't get the full 5 stars just b/c it wasn't amazing, but I think it is definitely needed in any library collection, and a good book to check-out if you have a kid (especially a girl) in 2nd through 5th grade. 

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka is fun graphic novel series for fans of Babymouse or reluctant readers, aka kids who don't like to read, in 2nd through 5th grade.  Fast read. Easy. Fun. Relatable. Lunch. Cafeteria. Spy. Funny. What to read. Alohamoraopenabook Alohamora Open a Book http://alohamoraopenabook.blogspot.com/

Happy Fun and Adventurous Spy Graphic Novel reading! 

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett Krosoczka
Rating: 4/5 stars
Best For: 7 - 10 year olds, 2nd - 5th grade. 
Worth a Check Out: Yes.
Buy It or Not: No, unless it's what your reluctant reader will read over and over again. 
Read Aloud: Graphic novels rarely make good read alouds, but for a literature group or small reading group/circle this could work perfectly. 
Lesson Ideas: Spies. School Life. Color Scheme. Creativity. Inventions. 



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