By Kimberly Mach
DESCRIPTION FROM THE BACK OF THE BOOK:
Dear Parents and Teachers:
This is a work of fiction. There is no Prank and Trick Association at Fountain Point Middle School. And you absolutely will not find instructions on how to log in to a top-secret prank instruction website anywhere on these pages. All we do is make pickles. OK?
President, The League of Pickle Makers
MY TWO CENTS: Now, if the description above won’t get a child to pick up a book, I’m not sure what will.
Kim Baker had me laughing from the first page. The book opens with this line: Can I trust you? She had me hooked right there, with all that the question implies.
There are so many ways to talk about Pickle because it really is a perfect middle-grade novel. Kids will laugh out loud, and they may even go…
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