by Stephen Manes | Grades: 4-6 | Ages: 8-12
About Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days by Stephen Manes
Is it possible? Can an ordinary human being really become a perfect person in three short days?
Milo Crinkley thought so. What gave him the idea was a book that fell on his head one day at the library--a book with the impressive title Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days! The author, Dr. K. Pinkerton Silverfish, did look kind of weird, but he claimed to be the world's leading authority on perfection.
Milo took the book home and followed its instructions. He liked the idea of being perfect. Perfect people never had their parents nag at them. Perfect people never had to take the blame for rotten tricks their sisters played. Perfect people never needed erasers. Perfect was obviously the perfect thing to be!
"This book catches the reader with its very first sentence . . . crackling with humor . . . nearly perfect." --Gannett Westchester Newspapers
"The only difficulty with this book is that everyone will want to be the first one to introduce it to children. . . A real gem." --State Library of Ohio Checklist
"Manes' novel satirizes the countless best sellers that promise smaller waists, slimmer hips and enriched bank accounts." --School Library Journal
"One of the best children's stories of all time!" --Goodreads