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Brain Freeze!
Contributor(s): Clark, Todd
ISBN: 1449444245     ISBN-13: 9781449444242
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub
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Published: June 2014
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Annotation:  Introducing Irwin Snackcracker, seemingly ordinary fourth-grader who is transformed through the power of a Fudgsicle into superhero extraordinaire: The Ice Cream Kid!

 When Irwin Snackcracker leaves for school in the morning all he can think about is pizza, tater-tots, and winning first place in the booger contest. He leaps down the bannister, quickly eats breakfast before brushing his teeth and dashing out the door. Little does Irwin know, this day will change his life. He is just one brain freeze away from superpowers! When Irwin unexpectedly scores the last Fudgsicle left in the ice cream cart at school, he finds out that he is no longer an ordinary fourth grader. Taking a big bite of the delicious frozen treat transforms Irwin into "The Ice Cream Kid" who, with a steady supply of ice cream, has the ability to run at lightning speed and talk to animals along the way!

 Even though Irwin isn't sure if he wants to fight crime, he puts riding bikes with his friends on hold to learn how his new powers work. With his superhero Grandpa and sarcastic side-kick, Bert the pigeon, Irwin learns to control his powers, culminating in the ultimate showdown with Sweaty Crocker, the villainous evil lunch lady, poisoner of children.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Superheroes; Fiction.
Ice cream, ices, etc.; Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2014022474
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Ice Cream Kid
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 6.00" W x 0.75" (0.78 lbs) 173 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 177383
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 2.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2014 May)

Gr 3–5—Irwin Snackcraker is your average fourth grader. He loves booger picking, greasy pizza squares, and ice cream. His love of ice cream changes his life when he finds the elusive last fudgesicle hiding behind the lame ice-cream sandwiches. One bite and he begins to tingle, his superpowers emerge, and he discovers new powers with each bite. Irwin also learns that his family has been fighting crime in his town for decades with the same abilities. This book is full of potty humor that reluctant readers will love. It is silly, and the frequent full-color cartoons add comedic value. Fans of Dav Pilkey's "Captain Underpants" (Scholastic) will love this booger-and-flatulence-filled chapter book.—Kris Hickey, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH

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