Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril — "Lunch Lady" Series
Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril by Jarrett J. Krosoczka has been reviewed by Focus on the Family’s marriage and parenting magazine. It is part of the "Lunch Lady" series.
Crude or Profane Language
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Other Negative Elements
It's picture day at school, and Hector and Terrance both have zits. They quickly realize they're not the only ones. There seems to be an acne outbreak among the members of the student body. The chic school photographer, Stefani, offers to airbrush students' photos for an extra $15 each. Lunch Lady starts to wonder if Stefani is running a scam on the kids.
Stefani approaches Candace, the student council president. She invites Candace to her studio that evening, telling the girl she can make her a star. The next day, Lunch Lady sees Candace crying. She learns Candace gave Stefani $1,000 worth of student council money to get her photos done so she could be a model. Now Stefani is nowhere to be found. Lunch Lady's assistant, Betty, discovers the school photo permission slips are all tainted with acne-inducing chemicals.
Lunch Lady goes to Stefani's abandoned studio, almost perishing in an elevator accident. She finds only the acne chemicals and a note about meeting up with a fashion mogul named Gerard. Lunch Lady and the kids learn that Gerard will be appearing in the city that night. They sneak in to his show to search for Stefani. Stefani and Gerard sick their models on Lunch Lady, who battles the fashion divas on the runway. They catch Stefani, Candace resigns as president of the student body, and the Lunch Lady's picture makes the pages of fashion magazines everywhere.
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Readability Age Range
7 to 10
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House Inc.