Follow That Mom!

Mary Riskind, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $13.95 (157p) ISBN 978-0-395-41553-5
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)
Reviewed on: 03/01/1987
Release date: 03/01/1987
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