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Mordecai Richler. Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang
Tundra Books $12.99 ISBN 978-0-88776-925-2 87 pg.
Reviewed by Victoria, Age 12

The very next thing he knew, Jacob Two-Two was double-locked into a gloomy dark cell beneath the towering court house. Suddenly, the cell door clanged open and a fat policeman thrust somebody toward him, saying, "Jacob Two-Two, it is my duty to inform you that you and your visitor are, according to the strict letter of the law, allowed one hour together...before facing the judge."

The visitor who had come tumbling into the cell was quite the scruffiest, skinniest, and most untidy man Jacob Two-Two had ever seen.

In this exciting sequel to Jacob Two-Two's First Spy Mission, Jacob Two-Two can now do many more things like ring the doorbell, run errands, pour milk into his cereal bowl, and many more things. But things turn bad when he is sent out to buy 2 pounds of firm, red tomatoes. Soon, he finds himself feeling the wrath of the Hooded Fang, on the island known as Slimer's Isle, where no brats return. But no fear, because the Infamous Two, O'Toole and Shapiro, have a plan!!

Jacob Two-Two Meets The Hooded Fang moved a little too fast, which confused me, but I now understand the jump from reality to dream and back again, but I would have liked it to be a bit more obvious. It was fresh, and something I had never read before, a completely new idea. It was entertaining, although short. A quick read; for kids with busy schedules or short attention spans, this book would be perfect. It does skip around a bit, so you do have to pay attention. I would say this book is best suited for ages 8-11.

I would like to award Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang with three fang-tastic stars.

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