When Ms. Adolf hands Hank the telltale manila envelope -- with a nasty letter to Mr. and Mrs. Zipzer and a report card with three D's -- the kid wonders how he'll ever keep his parents away from it. So when Hank and his pals arrive at his mom's deli, the report card "accidentally" gets dumped into the soy salami that's being cooked up for Mr. Gristediano, New York's top grocery store owner. To keep Mr. G from getting sick, Hank schemes to intercept the salami that's en route to his apartment, but when Cheerio (the Zipzers' dachshund) meets the Gristedianos' Great Dane, love at first sight leads to utter mayhem. Thankfully, though, Mr. G is sympathetic about Hank's confession, and his mom's salami turns out to be a major hit.
Packed with lively turns of events that will keep audiences in stitches, Hank Zipzer #2 is even better than the first! Readers will understand the motivation behind Hank's hijinks -- who wants their parents to see a bad report card? -- and by the end, they'll want to learn more about Hank's ongoing bout with his learning differences. A Zipzer tale that's food for fun.