• Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:community, responsibility, humor, food fight, town traditions
  • Pub Date:03/01/2008
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Fry Level:4.4
  • Lexile:HL640L
  • ATOS:4.3
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Keegan and Alex are the only kids in Leamington who haven't volunteered to help out with the town's annual tomato festival. In an attempt to teach them a sense of responsibility, their fathers put them in charge of the tomato toss. The boys decide it's their responsibility to add a little excitement to the event. They exchange the traditional wooden targets for human targets and, before they know it, they are running the most popular event at the fair. The excitement may be too much for the sleepy town and soon the tomato toss is taken to the streets.
"Reluctant readers will be sure to devour every chapter...Recommended."
– CM Magazine
"With its witty dialogue, this short novel is perfect for YAs of all reading levels."
"Quick and fun read."
"The main characters' well-drawn friendship and their silly hijinks make this an entertaining, quick read."
– The Horn Book Guide