A twelve-year-old sleuth goes undercover—and underwater—to tackle three cases in this hilarious Brixton Brothers mystery.
It’s a routine case…
…or at least as routine as a cases get when you’re a twelve-year-old private detective who’s been sleuthing for just a few months: Steve Brixton must don a neon wetsuit and work undercover to retrieve a stolen surfboard.
But when the assignment goes all wrong, Steve finds himself caught inside mysteries involving wild surfers, pirate smugglers, thick-necked goons, and a sixth-grader who can’t find his gym shorts.
About the Author
Mac Barnett is the author of the Brixton Brother series and several picture books, including Guess Again! And Chloe and the Lion(both illustrated by Adam Rex), and the New York TimesbestsellerExtra Yarn. Hes on the board of directors of 826LA, a nonprofit writing center, and founded the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travelers. Mac lives in Oakland, California.
Matthew Myers has only surfed once. Matthew Myers has illustrated books four times and is enjoying it far more than falling into the ocean and being struck with his own board. You can visit him at MyersPaints.com.
Praise for Danger Goes Berserk…
"Like the three earlier volumes of the Brixton Brothers series, this chapter book takes the adventure and plotting
of an old-school (think Hardy Boys) series mystery and overlays it with deadpan, offbeat humor. The
occasional full-page drawings help define the characters, settings, and tone of the story. Wildly improbable
and reliably entertaining."
In this hilarious takeoff on "Hardy Boys"-style mysteries, a young wannabee sleuth gets more than he bargained for when he finds himself pitched into a wild round of stunning revelations - about books, espionage, and librarians. Rex's deadpan illustrations perfectly complement one of the funniest and most promising series openers in years.
Action! Adventure! Humor! Mac Barnett has written a book kids will devour.
Full of excitement and danger, of narrow escapes and unexpected twists, while also being one of the funniest books of its kind ever written.
This is the craziest, funniest book you will ever read all year. What are you waiting for?
Barnetts coolly hysterical sendup of the Hardy Boysand Rexs tongue-in-cheek black-and-white illustrationswill entertain all who have outgrown the originals. Pray for sequels.
One of the funniest and most promising series openers in years.
A smart, amusing mystery, this promising first novel is a fine start for the Brixton Brother series.
Barnetts second Brixton Brothers mystery continues the whimsically sardonic adventures of everyones soon-to-be-favorite clueless-yet-earnest boy detectivewannabe. Shot through with moments of goofiness and dotted with Rexs black-and-white illustrations, this is sure to please existing fans and win new ones.
"Barnett has written a fun, adventure-filled book. This is a great choice for slow or reluctant readers."
"Barnetts sly and often silly Hardy Boy parody chugs along with plenty of laughs and enough honest-to-gosh mystery to please any lover of boy detective fiction. Rexs black-and-white pencils (which also parody the Hardy tales) are still a fine match for the goofiness. Mention of the next adventure at mysterys close will make Brixton fans smile."
An amusing addition to the Brixton Brothers series.