Poor Leslie Crane! Not only does he have an embarrassing first name that would better suit a girl, but his adorable little brother is featured on a popular TV commercial and has become a star! All Leslie's efforts are now centered on winning a spot at the county basketball camp, which he hopes will earn him more respect and draw attention away from his bratty kid brother.
This is light fare; it moves easily and has the familiar kid-next-door ambience that will appeal to young readers. One for the popular reading shelf.
- Booklist Jan 1990
Presents believable kids in funny, realistic interaction that is sure to appeal.
- Kirkus Jan 1990