Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death

I've read Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death several times, and once drove up to Chicago (before I lived here) to see Lifeline Theatre's stage adaptation—it's one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors. This last time through I was listening to the audio version, available free from It's read by Daniel Pinkwater himself, which one of my friends remarked would drive her crazy. It's true that Pinkwater has a fairly gruff and distinctive voice. YMMV.

The story is a classic Pinkwater wacky adventure and one of the stars of the tale is a lightly-fictionalized Chicago (the Chicken Man was a real person!). The germs of my love for Chicago were definitely planted in this and other Pinkwater books.

FuzzyCo grade: A+