The Great Lollipop Caper
by Dan Krall
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2013.
unpaged picture book
A small caper is angry that kids don't like his "earthy and acidic" flavor. Never mind that adults seem to find him delicious, it is the hordes of children he wants to please. If only he were as sweet and desirable as Lollipop! Disguised as an innocent pea, Caper infiltrates the Lollipop factory to carry out a diabolical plan to become more popular than Lollipop! As the new and improved treats are distributed throughout the world the results are not quite what Caper had hoped for. As his carefully laid plans spiral out of control he has no choice but to join forces with his enemy, Lollipop. Together they make everything right and Caper realizes being favored by adults isn't so terrible after all.
An entertaining story paired with fabulously fun illustrations make for a laugh-out-loud read for all ages.