The Qwikpick Adventure Society
Lyle Hertzog and his two friends Marilla and Dave have no plans for Christmas Day. They’ll probably just hang out at the local Qwikpick like they always do. But when an article in the hometown newspaper catches their eye, suddenly the three friends (aka members of the Qwikpick Adventure Society) realize that t...more
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You just can't miss, folks.
And underneath that lies a very good story. If it takes the poop factor to entice kids to give i ...more
Lyle is a pretty thoughtful working class kid who lives in a trailer and his folks both work at the local convenience store.
Lyle, Dave, and Marilla are friends despite many differences (Among many other things: Marilla is a Jehovah's Witness, and Dave's family is economically ...more
Lyle, a misfit who has somehow formed a friendship with Marilla and David, is the narrator of this tale written as a "true" report with Lyle's annotations about his experiences ...more
Sooooo . . . don't read this while eating, or if you're prone to nausea.
(Yeah, I was one of those kids who, when their 4th grade teacher read How to Eat Fried Worms out loud, got so sick she had to miss school the next day. Ahh, the enduring tradition of the gross-out story.)
Seriously, is that not enough to make you want to read this book? Yes, it's about poop. Yes, it's really gross at times, but yes, it's a good read. Those third and fourth grade boys who love Captain Underpants will totally get this story. It's not a slap stick book and the grossness isn't totally overboard (I only gagged a little), but I actually finished the story thinkning it ...more