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Beatrice Zinker's top-secret plan, Operation Upside, is finally in full swing! And she's REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT! But when Beatrice impulsively awards her teacher, Mrs. Tamarack, an UPSIDE of her own-with the words Most Strict lettered in gold-the team has to put the entire mission on hold to avoid suspicion.
Lying low isn't exactly Beatrice's strong suit . . . and her classmate Wes desperately needs to be recognized. When Wes's certificate falls into the wrong hands, Beatrice and her best friend, Lenny, must find a way once again, to save Operation Upside-and themselves-from big trouble.
About the Author
Shelley Johannes is the author-illustrator of the Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker series. She previously spent ten years in architecture, where she fell in love with felt-tip pens, tracing paper, and the greatness of black turtlenecks. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two sons. Find her online at shelleyjohannes.com and @shelleyjohannes on Twitter and Instagram.
PRAISE FOR BEATRICE ZINKER, UPSIDE DOWN THINKER
"I fell in love with the unsinkable Beatrice Zinker-an unflappable, creative, and funny problem-solver with a big heart."—Ann M. Martin, New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott Honor winnerPRAISE FOR BEATRICE ZINKER, UPSIDE DOWN THINKER
"Beatrice Zinker is a kinder, gentler Judy Moody. . . . A kind child in a book for middle-grade readers? There's no downside to that."—Kirkus ReviewsPRAISE FOR BEATRICE ZINKER, UPSIDE DOWN THINKER
"Fresh and fun!"—Sara Pennypacker, New York Times bestselling author of the Clementine seriesPRAISE FOR BEATRICE ZINKER, UPSIDE DOWN THINKER
"A swift pace, brief chapters, and subtle repetition make this a solid choice for newly independent readers, while Ramona fans and other nonconformists will find good company with Beatrice."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksPRAISE FOR BEATRICE ZINKER, UPSIDE DOWN THINKER
"This hilarious family and school adventure will have readers laughing, but also recognizing how misunderstandings can challenge friendships. . . . Fans who love Beverly Cleary's Ramona Quimby will certainly be attracted to Beatrice."—Booklist OnlinePRAISE FOR BEATRICE ZINKER, UPSIDE DOWN THINKER
"Fans of free spirits such as Judy Moody and Dory Fantasmagory are a natural audience for this promising series kickoff."—Publishers WeeklyPRAISE FOR BEATRICE ZINKER, UPSIDE DOWN THINKER
"While there are many titles that feature realistic stories about young characters dealing with the problems of friendship and family, Beatrice stands tall among her contemporaries. Readers will appreciate the heart, humor, and clever storytelling in the upside down adventures of Beatrice Zinker. Illustrations on nearly every page make this ideal for children transitioning to chapter books. . . . A great choice for fans of Beverly Cleary and Sarah Pennypacker."—School Library Journal