Synopses & Reviews
The fifth trade release from the hugely popular book club series by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee. These fun-filled chapter books mix school, monsters, and common kid problems with hilarious results.
Mean Mrs. Green says that everyone has to invent something for the school science fair. But everyone would rather invent a way to get out of it!
Hubie can't decide on what to invent and all of his friends have already started their projects!
It comes down to a choice between cloning himself or building a laugh machine. But after a bad dream, he decides to build the machine. Will his innovation be enough to earn a passing grade, or will mean Mrs. Green have the last laugh?
Mean Mrs. Green says that everyone has to invent something for the school science fair. But everyone would rather invent a way to get out of it!Hubie can't decide on what he's going to do. He thinks all the good inventions have been done already. And all of his friends have figured out what they are going to do. He tries to decide between cloning himself or building a laugh machine. After a bad dream about cloning, he decides to build a laugh machine. After many tries, he makes himself into a human laugh machine and wins a special prize for "Silliest Invention."
About the Author
Mike Thaler was born in Los Angeles in 1936. After moving to New York City, he started his professional career drawing cartoons for adults in 1960. A children's book editor saw one of these cartoons and encouraged Mike to write for children. Since then, Mike has written over 140 childrens books and has become known as Americas Riddle King.” Mike says that writing and riddles are a powerful way to stimulate a childs interest in learning and creating. He is an award-winning author and illustrator and has been called one of the most creative people in childrens literature.” Mike currently lives in Canby, Oregon.
Jared Lee has illustrated more than 100 books for young readers. He has received awards from the Society of Illustrators, the Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library Association, the National Cartoonists Society, and others. He lives in Ohio with his wife and a menagerie of dogs, cats, ponies, ducks, and a few unknown creatures.