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Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

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This is one of the hottest books in my classroom library right now. This author recently visited our school and left all the students wanting to create comics; it got them writing. Lunch Lady is a funny story about lunch ladies who fight crime with their cool kitchen gadgets. It is just a silly, fun read for kids, and the pictures are all done by the author himself. his book lets students see another side to writing and taps into their uniqueness, allowing young writers to see another form of writing. ( )
  Taranto | Dec 2, 2014 |
The Lunch Lady comes to the rescue again. This time she has to rescue the students from the science teacher and the cyborg substitute teacher. The cyborg has replaced the popular math teacher and immediately increases the student’s workload. In the meantime, the science teacher reduces the student’s workload. They have plan to replace other popular teachers, so the science teacher can win teacher of the year. ( )
  ecollado | Nov 28, 2014 |
this book is about three kids who want to see what tha lunch lady dose when she is not serving lunch the sience techer made a mean robot as a substitute for the techer that every body likes so the lunch lady gos on a mishon to stop the sience techer and the three kids follo but the lunch lady dose not notes till the mishon wass completed I like this book because it is a adventure and it is a fun and funny book ( )
  lillybennett | Oct 10, 2014 |
Recommended Ages: Gr. 2-5

Plot Summary: Hector, Dee, and Terrence are good friends who wonder what the lunch lady is like outside of school. They decide to follow her by bike one day, but she is following the substitute teacher because something doesn't seem right with them. They all end up in an abandoned building. Will the superhero lunch lady save the day?


Hector - get bullied, almost done with his robotics science project even though it's not due for 4 months
Dee - tries to stand up to bully
Terrence -
Milmoe - bully who gets Hector's lunch money
Mr. O'Connell - teacher
Lunch Lady -
Betty - lunch lady's sidekick
Mr. Pasteur - substitute for Mr. O'Connell
Kalowski - janitor
Mr. Edison - teacher that everyone hates

Recurring Themes:

Controversial Issues: none

Personal Thoughts: This funny graphic novel is a great way to include more unlikely superheroes into books. I like the tools she uses, such as the Spatu-copter, Chicken Nugget Bombs, etc.

Genre: graphic novel, fantasy, humor


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  pigeonlover | Aug 17, 2014 |
As soon as we'd finished this my six year old daughter wanted the next one. Score!

It's nice to see the usual lunch lady ("canteen lady arms" etc) trope subverted. Or perhaps it's because of that old stereotype that a superhero lunch lady is funny. The food used as weapons and gadgets and the food-punny cuss words amused my daughter a lot. She isn't familiar with the American school culture -- Australian kids eat lunch outside on benches, and they don't call relief teachers 'substitutes'. The closest she has to a lunch lady is a 'lunch order lady' and she's never visited a boiler room. (Come to think of it, neither have I -- not even when I was a teacher) but the idea behind this story, that a school can function as some sort of secret headquarters is ingenious and would be even more appreciated by an Aussie kid who's had a bit more exposure to American school stories. And I do love the twist in this one. Wouldn't every teacher kill to be Teacher Of The Year? ( )
  LynleyS | Jul 11, 2014 |
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The art style is simple, as though a child could draw it, which belies the skill on display in storytelling and pacing.
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Serving justice . . . and lunch!

Hector, Terrence, and Dee have always wondered about their school lunch lady. What does she do when she isn’t dishing out the daily special? Where does she live? Does she have a lot of cats at home? Little do they know, Lunch Lady doesn’t just serve sloppy joes—she serves justice! Whatever danger lies ahead, it’s no match for LUNCH LADY!

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The school lunch lady is a secret crime fighter who uncovers an evil plot to replace all the popular teachers with robots.

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