A much more enjoyable read than Attack of the Valley Girls. The bad guys are naturally bad, so you can root against them. Candace is featured more prominently, which is a plus in my kids' eyes. There's not as much winking self-reference. If I had to pick my favorite Melvin Beederman book, I'd say it was either this one or the very first one.
Rating: five and a half out of seven giant inflatable monkeys.