Los Angeles superhero Melvin Beederman and Candace, his partner in "uncrime," find themselves on an adventure involving liquid bologna and country music after Melvin receives some mysterious, threatening e-mails.
Horn Book (Fall 2007)
The clumsy crusader is back to protect LA from dastardly evildoers. Aside from a new bad guy, this fourth book is much of the same: Melvin watches TV with his pet rat, Melvin can't fly until the fifth try, Melvin saves the day. Silly details help the plot rise above mere formula. Energetic comic-book-style sketches accompany the text.