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Sometimes it's good to just have a book that makes you laugh over silly things! Loved it
Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2020
I needed a funny book after the book before the last one, so I knew exactly what to do: pick up in the Charlie Cooper series where I left off. The first book was pretty hilarious, and this one didn't disappoint me either. If anything, it might have been even funnier. The scenes with the panda nearly had me cry-laughing! If you haven't read this one, you need to. But, just a little advice would be to read these in order. There were a few things in this book referring to what happened in the first book. And you get the full effect of Mom and Dad Cooper if you read from the beginning. Personally, I love both of them. I think they might embarrass Charlie a little bit, but they definitely mean well and have certainly endeared Marge, Celeste and even Alex.
Sure, there might have been some liberties taken what with calling the red panda a bear (I knew it wasn't when a long tail was mentioned which is why I wanted to look up a picture of it) and the PO having an employee of the month contest, but that was what made it so darn funny, how ridiculous some of the things were. Heck, knowing Brad he might just think he works for the post office when he could actually be working in a company's mail room lol.
There wasn't a murder like I'm used to in this book, but the girls had gotten their first PI gig which of course led into something bigger and more dangerous that Alex had to continually warn them against snooping into. The crooks in this were hysterical! I'll leave it at that, because it might even be a spoiler to tell who/what the situation reminded me of. ;) I had no idea that a red panda didn't look like the typical black and white one, so of course, I had to check online and see that they are pretty stinking cute and look like an adorable cross between a raccoon and a fox. And stinking was definitely a major player with Lou, the panda they were supposed to locate then call for backup assistance. I absolutely can't wait to see what these three crazy, fun girls get into next!