Follow That Mom!
Sixth-grader Maxine B. Goode has a serious case of the I-Hate-Girl-Scouts-Blues, but her walkout at an after-school meeting is foiled by the appearance of a new volunteerher motherwho's decided to become ""a community helper'' by joining Max's troop. In a panic, Max and her best friend Bonnie conjure up a succession of pranks designed to force Mrs. Goode to quiteach of which hilariously backfireuntil an ill-fated troop excursion to Camp Wocka Wocka breaks Mrs. Goode's brave resolve. Fast, witty dialogue and humorous true-to-life touches make this novel fun, particularly for mischievous girls. Ages 8-12. (March)