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Children's LiteratureIn this amusingly light-hearted alternative to Captain Underpants, Geronimo Stilton, editor of The Rodent's Gazette is dismayed when his grandfather arrives at the paper to economize things. Cheese jokes and puns abound as Geronimo goes to Egypt to cover a story in a plane held together with band aids with seat belts made from string. Still, Geronimo has a rollicking good adventure as the reader is treated to some painless history lessons about ancient Egypt. Happily, our hero returns safely home to lure grandpa away from the paper and restore order. Today's graphically-attuned second and third grade readers will appreciate the lively, colorful cartoon-like illustrations and variable type faces. The book's generous sized print with plenty of white space is just right for emerging readers who will look forward to Geronimo's next adventures. 2004, Scholastic, and Ages 6 to 9.