Hold the Picklesby Vicki Grant
Dan Hogg is thrilled when his uncle offers him some work at a food fair, because he wants money to hire a professional trainer to help him with his scrawny physique. His excitement vanishes when he learns that the job is dressing up in a hotdog costume and handing out samples. Every dark cloud has its lining, Dan discovers, when he, or rather Frank Lee Better, his mascot persona, gains the attention of a pretty girl named Brooke. The attention is great until Dan finds himself under attack from Cupcake Katie and a mysterious guy with a strange interest in Brooke. It's not until he's huddling in a bathroom in his tight white underwear that Dan begins to suspect Brooke's attention might be too good to be true.
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I stripped down to my tighty-whities, and Hammy slammed the hotdog over my head before I could change my mind.
Meet the Author
Vicki Grant left her career in advertising and television to write her first novel, The Puppet Wrangler, in 2004. She enjoys writing for young adults, with a particular interest in reluctant readers. Vicki's books have gone on to win many awards, including the prestigious Arthur Ellis Award in 2006. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband and three children. For more information, visit www.vickigrant.com.
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Dan's uncle didn't tell him the entire story when he said Dan could work in his hotdog stand. Dan is not happy to learn that he will be dressed in only his tighty-whities and a hot dog costume, handing out samples. Hilarity ensues when the costume rips and Dan ends up hiding in the bathroom, soon to be wrapped in toilet paper. The attentions of a cute girl balance out the meanies who taunt Dan. And who the heck is the pickpocket? Another hi-low selection in the Orca Currents series. Teen boys in particular will enjoy the humor. Thanks to Puget Sound Council for the review copy.