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Mr. Chickee's Funny Money

  Curtis, Christopher Paul


Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Number of Pages: 151
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Genres:

Humor
Mystery

Material Type/Location:

Youth Fiction

Reading Level:

4-5
6-8

Awards:

Voice of Youth Award Nominee

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Why I liked this title:

What would you do if someone gave you a realistic looking dollar bill with 15 zeros and a picture of singer James Brown on it? Steven is given such a gift by Mr. Chickee, his blind neighbor, and while attempting to find out if the bill is real finds himself pursued by Agent Fondoo of the U.S. Treasury Department who wants to gain possession of the quadrillion dollar bill. Steven, his friend Russell, and Russell's enormous drooling dog Zippy find themselves on a wacky adventure as members of the Flint Future Detectives Club. If you like silly books filled with lots of improbable action, talking dictionaries, and amazing spying gadgets, then this is a must-read title!

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Reviewed by: Louise Barnett on 11/29/2005

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