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One day at the library, a book fell off the top shelf and hit Milo on the head. It was called Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days! The book's author, Dr. K. Pinkerton Silverfish, didn't look too perfect himself. In the picture on the back cover he was wearing a clown nose, and mustard was dripping down his chin. Milo figured the book was worth a try anyway. Perfect was obviously the perfect thing to be! But who had ever heard of wearing a stalk of broccoli around your neck for twenty-four hours? And that was only the first day....Milo is tired of feeling clunky and criticized. If he were perfect, he wouldn't break things, have terrible table manners or be scolded by anyone. To become perfect he has to do such odd things that his family and everyone at school thinks he's crazy or sick or both! Their reactions to his antics are hilarious. Here is an author who doesn't use parents as brainless props. Milo's father cares enough to find out why his son is being so polite and missing meals. He keeps Milo's secret and helps him in his quest. The weird Professor silverfish knows a thing or two about perfection that Milo never guessed. Don't miss the sequel to this book, Make A Million Dollars by Next Thursday and Stephen Manes' other humorous, popular, children's books. Mr. Manes is well known by adults for his columns in PC/Computer Magazine.
Max and his little brother Adam make a bet about eating chocolate-covered ants.
Mr.Zellner, Ivan's father, finds a new job at Nevada. Ivan and his father have to move to the new state leaving behind Ivan's friends and school. At Nevada, Ivan makes two close friends and a girlfriend, Caitlyn, who is not afraid to tell anyone anything on their faces. Ivan finds that his new school was a former casino which had burnt down. The high school instead of having Math, Science etc, it has College of Comedy, College of Gambling, etc. Basically it's a college form school having to do with gambling.
Jason Nozzle, multimillionaire. It has a nice ring to it. But can an ordinary kid really make that much money in one short week? Jason thinks so. He got the idea from a book called Make Four Million Dollar$ by Next Thur$day! The author, Dr. K. Pinkerton Silverfish, claims to be the world's leading authority on getting rich quick. Rich! The more Jason thinks about it, the better it sounds. He could buy everything he wanted. Instead of his asking his mom for money, his mom would ask him. Maybe he'd even give her an allowance. Jason takes the book home and follows its weird instructions. But by Tuesday he hasn't earned even a penny. Still, he won't give up, since Dr. Silverfish's methods come with a money-back guarantee!
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