In a sequel to The Best of Iggy (2020), this fourth-grader boy devises an ingenious prank to play on passing vehicles, including the school principal's car. After several tense days of waiting for retribution or at least a lecture, Iggy accidentally knocks down an elderly teacher with a basketball at recess. Finally, a hastily made bike ramp leads to a fall, lots of stitches, and an unexpected benefit. Inventive in his mischief-making but short-sighted about its probable results, Iggy has talent for trouble. And, Barrow assures her audience, he won't learn anything from his mistakes, though she'll ensure that readers do. She spells out each lesson along the way, printed in large type to ensure that no one misses her edifying advice (and also because, when forewarned, readers can tell which sections to skip). Ricks, who illustrated Adler's Geisel Award-winner Don't Throw It to Mo (2015), excels at expressing the comedy in Iggy's misadventures. And while humor is notoriously hard to write, Barrows makes it look easy in this episodic, amusing, and occasionally hilarious chapter book. Grades 2-5. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
Fourth-grader Iggy Frangi and his friends, afraid the principal saw them pulling a big prank, vow to be so good they are invisible, but learn that being too good causes trouble, too.Review by Publisher Summary 2
The second book in the Iggy series about the lovable troublemaker by New York Times bestselling author Annie Barrows (Ivy + Bean).One thing led to another . . .Have you ever heard those words? Sometimes it means "Things got better." That's not what it means in this book. In this book, Iggy gets an idea--a perfectly fine idea--and then, unfortunately, the principal shows up, and then, even more unfortunately, there's an incident with a basketball, and then, before you know it, Iggy's flying through the air.How did it all happen? It's really hard to explain. You'd better read the book.In the second book in Annie Barrows's series about how causing a little bit of trouble can sometimes be a whole lot of fun, Iggy almost realizes that the consequences of his actions can affect others. Almost.