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Children's Literature"Make something exciting happen every day." This is Rule #1 for 5th grader Wilbur and 3rd grader Orville, aka the delightfully mischievous Riot Brothers. This sequel features three stories: "The Riot Brothers Become Spies," "The Riot Brothers Star in a Movie," and "The Riot Brothers Have a Switch Say." In the first story they sneak into the teachers' lunchroom (mom's the principal) and mistake a surprise engagement ring for a stolen diamond. Then they spy on their grouchy neighbor and become convinced he has killed one of their peers! In the end they catch a thief red-handed: the raccoon who's been upsetting said neighbor's trash cans. The third story is the most original, and as charming as it is funny. The boys wake up on Saturday and decree it is Switch Day. As usual, their extremely patient, good-natured mother goes along with it ("If you can't jeat them, boin them.'), letting them be the parents, and even the principal(s) at school (since it is not in session). Some friends show up and, thanks to mom's all-encompassing keys that give them access to everything from P.E. equipment to cafeteria trays, they have a great time doing things most readers would envy! The Riot Brothers are tremendously likeable, with terrific imaginations, high spirits, and a refreshingly close relationship. Their single mom is a wonderful role model who manages the perfect mix of letting them go and reining them in. Ethan Long's illustrations are just right and definitely add to the readers' enjoyment. 2006, Holiday House, Ages 7 to 10.