Charlie is always ready for anything . . . just in case. What if it's raining very hard—so hard that rain could come into the house and make the furniture float? Charlie has a plan to keep himself dry . . . just in case. What if his parents are going out and he gets a babysitter who won't read to him or let him watch TV? Charlie has a plan for making his own fun . . . just in case. But as Charlie is about to find out, sometimes not being ready is even better.
Judith Viorst was born and brought up in New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University, moved to Greenwich Village, and has lived in Washington, DC, since 1960, when she married Milton Viorst, a political writer. They have three sons and seven grandchildren. A graduate in 1981 of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, Viorst writes in many different areas: science books, childrens chapter and picture booksincluding the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has sold some four million copiesadult fiction and nonfictionincluding the New York Times bestseller, Necessary Lossespoetry for children and adults, and four musicals. Her most recent book of poetry for adults, Wait For Me and Other Poems About the Irritations and Consolations of a Long Marriage, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2015. Her most recent book of poetry for children, What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About? was published in 2016 by Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books.
Diana Cain Bluthenthal is the author and illustrator of Matilda the Moocher and I'm Not Invited?, and the illustrator of a dozen other books for children. She lives with her husband. two young sons, and pets (including two worms) in North Carolina.
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