Reviews for Lunch Lady y el sustituto cibernetico / Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute

School Library Journal Reviews 2011 May

Gr 2-5--With its outlandish plots and colorful characters, this graphic-novel series has earned a following with young children and educators alike. In this story, Lunch Lady becomes suspicious when a popular teacher is absent and an odd-acting substitute fills in. After investigating, she discovers a plot by another teacher to win the "Teacher of the Year" award by using an army of cyborg robots. Lunch Lady manages to defeat them using chicken-nugget bombs and fish-stick nunchucks. Her sidekick Betty captures the plotting teacher using nothing more than her hairnet and quick arm. The ending has a lesson about standing up to bullies. Twists and turns are sure to entice reluctant as well as avid comic-book readers. Shades of yellow are used throughout the illustrations to add depth to the scenery and characters. The Castillian Spanish translation might sound unusual to some American Spanish readers, but it is not too difficult to figure out. This funny, action-packed title is sure to please a variety of readers--Roberto Zapata, San Antonio Public Library, TX

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