MAC UNDERCOVER:  MAC B., KID SPY #1 by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Mike Lowery

Mac Undercover: Mac B., Kid Spy #1 by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Mike Lowery

What would you do if the Queen of England called you and asked for your help on a dangerous mission?  If you’re like Mac B., you’d agree–only once the Queen writes a note to his school
and another for his mom.   Then, Mac flies off to England for a mysterious adventure. And of course, Mac B. is Mac Barnett and as he tells it, he was a spy for the Queen when he was a kid.  Yes, Mac Barnett is the narrator and main character–as a younger version of himself.  Lots of silliness and fun in this rollicking adventure.  And even some true history sneaked it:  like the Queen’s love of corgis, and the quite tragic history of jeans in the former USSR.  I also love the illustrations, the larger print type, and the short chapters, which will all appeal to the 7-10 year-olds this book is perfect for (and the their parents/teachers/caregivers).  I always appreciate Barnett’s offbeat humor, sp I can vouch for its appeal in that area as well.  And good news:  there are now more books in the series (three as of spring of 2019).

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