Nicky Nutz, who turns eleven this morning, is not a happy camper. And not just because his birthday is a sad reminder of the freaky car accident that took his mom's life last year. It's because he still has no idea why his dad, Big Nutz, decided to up and buy an auto junk yard, moving them from Chicago to Houston, Texas, just weeks later. The junk yard, and the rusty trailer that Nicky must now call "home," are two secrets he hopes the kids at ALE--Abe Lincoln Elementary--never uncover. But Nicky has other worries, as well. Like, will The Wall, his nemesis at ALE, ever stop bullying him? Why did Ms. Piven, his peppy art teacher, decide to make fifth grade SS--Seriously Stinky--with her dumb art contest? Will the soles of Nicky's sneakers, his mom's last present to him, continue to hold up, if he keeps adding new duct tape to the cracks? And does Big Nutz blame him for the accident? Nicky just needs to hold on, because the answers are coming. But will he like them? As his best friend JB--Jimmy Black--likes to ask, "Wanna place a ten-dollar bet?"
About the Author
An award-winning writer and editor, Sheri is the author of a children’s activity book titled "Great World War II Projects You Can Build Yourself," as well as a children’s picture book about a big-attitude tooth fairy titled "You Think It’s Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?". Via English, French, and Hebrew versions, it has sold 30,000+ copies. This is Sheri’s first novel series. www.SheriABell.com
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This is a really great read for kids dealing with issues like bullying, death of a loved one and struggling to fit in at a new school. Heck, it's a good read even if those issues are not something they struggle with. This brings a light hearted approach to gain awareness of some very serious issues!