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The Tapper Twins Tear Up New York

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Wacky duo adds mayhem to scavenger hunt in funny follow-up.

Book Geoff Rodkey Humor 2015
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Formulaic-comedy veteran Geoff Rodkey is in top form in this text-message-and-phone-pic "oral history" of sixth-graders run amok (or not, depending on whose version you believe). The second installment in his Tapper Twins series, THE TAPPER TWINS TEAR UP NEW YORK, introduces readers to many of the city's attractions and activities, from the Staten Island Ferry to schmoozing with the paparazzi, while delivering nonstop snarky commentary in (G-rated) middle school language from a host of cartoonish -- but highly entertaining -- characters.

Don't look here for noble quests or inspirational speeches, but, as in much classic comedy, there's a strong sense of fair play, just comeuppance, and cleverness rewarded after many unexpected adversities.

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