Howie Bowles, Secret Agent by Kate Banks

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How do you make new friends?

It's hard for Howie Bowles when his family moves to a new town -- what if the kids at school don't like him? "Just be yourself" is his mother's advice, but wouldn't it be easier to be somebody else? Howie doesn't plan on making his classmates believe that he's actually a secret agent named Agent Bean Burger, but somehow that's what happens. Soon everyone is interested in him because he's a secret agent, and it's sort of like having friends, except that the other kids still don't know anything about Howie. And then a case comes along that he has to solve: someone's been spitting out their gum in the drinking fountains at school. In short chapters with snappy dialogue and winning pictures, this is a fast-paced story of a likable, worrisome boy -- a boy who finally does solve the case (it's the principal!), so Agent Bean Burger can take a vacation and Howie Bowles can be himself.
 

About Kate Banks

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Kate Banks's other children's books include And If the Moon Could Talk. She lives in Monaco. Isaac Millman is also the author/illustrator of Moses Goes to a Concert. He lives in New York City.
 
Published October 12, 1999 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 96 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Banks’s erstwhile hero Howie returns, and this time he’s in hot water with Uncle Sam and the IRS.

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The problem with being Agent Bean Burger is that Howie has two new worries—that he’ll be exposed, and whether his classmates like him, or just Agent Bean Burger?

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Youngsters who have recently made or are facing a move to a new school may well identify with Howie's anxieties, yet his unlikely coping mechanism isn't apt to provide much comfort.

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