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Tofu and T. rex by Greg Leitich Smith
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Tofu and T. rex (2005)

by Greg Leitich Smith

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A vegan living in a carnivore world. That is what Frederika is confronted with when she is expelled from her current school in Texas and sent to live with her Opa and cousin Hans-Peter in Chicago. You see, Opa owns Delicatessen Kowalski and Hans-Peter is working on a new recipe for sausage when he isn't reading about dinosaurs.

Frederika reputation for staging dramatic events in her promotion of veganism, that tended to go awry, was well known at the prestigious Peshtigo School, a private school by Lake Shore Drive. She had been attending there before her family moved to Texas. This was to be of no help to Hans-Peter who had just applied to attend it.

There was also the trials of living in a small bungalow house with one bathroom, two bedrooms, two teens and an Opa who didn't put up with shenanigans. There are also two bullfrogs and a paper-mache dinosaur in the mix.

This was a fun and quick read. Written from both perspectives presented alternately throughout the whole book, you get the story from both sides. Both kids have goals and how they go about it is pretty humourous. With Opa keeping the helm on track life seems to somehow weather the small storms that arise. ( )
  ChazziFrazz | Jun 23, 2016 |
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Hans-Peter, who enjoys working in his family's Chicago delicatessen, applies for admission to the prestigious Peshtigo School that his cousin Freddie, a vegan and outspoken animal rights activist, attends.

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