"This breezy sitcom of a story is an easy read with lightly developed characters, funny situations, and brisk pacing." —School Library Journal
"Lighthearted and humorous, this easy chapter book is made all the more appealing by Bernardin's comical black-and-white illustrations." —Booklist
"While suitable for an early readalone chapter book, this is equally worth sharing as a family." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Humorous situations, familiar parent-speak applied at the funniest times, and a hilarious war of words add up to a pleasant family story for readers who are just ready for chapter books." —Kirkus
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Simon & Schuster / 2004
Wait, what did you say?
Sukie is worried—her parents are acting strange. When she runs in the house, her dad asks, "If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump off a bridge too?" When she eats peas with her fingers, Mom yells, "You'll put an eye out with that thing!"
What is going on? She and her older brothers decide to investigate. And what they discover leads to a kids-against-parents war!