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 real 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, 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).
For ages 7 to 9.
(From the Chapter Books shelf.)