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Every child about to enter middle school will be able to relate to this heart-warming, funny story. Anthony Pantaloni needs to figure out one thing he does well—one thing that will replace the Antsy Pants nickname he got tagged with on the first day of fifth grade, one good thing he can “own” before moving up to middle school next year. It seems that every kid at Carpenter Elementary has a claim to fame: Marcus is Mr. Athletic, Alexis is Smart Aleck, Bethany has her horse obsession, and even Cory is known as the toughest kid in the school. Ant tries lots of things, but nothing sticks! It doesn’t help that there are obstacles along the way—a baton-twirling teacher, an annoying cousin, and Dad’s new girlfriend, to name a few. Just One Thing! is chock full of hilarious adventures that will keep young readers cheering until the very end. For ages 8–12.
Size: 6″ x 9″ | 63 b/w drawings | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764351624 | Binding: hard cover
Nancy Viau no longer worries about finding her one thing, for she now has quite a few things she loves, like being a mom, writing, traveling, and working as a librarian assistant. She is the author of the picture books City Street Beat, Look What I Can Do! and Storm Song, and an additional middle grade novel, Samantha Hansen Has Rocks in Her Head. Nancy grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs and lives in South Jersey.
Timothy Young has done design work for Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, the Muppets, Disney, the Simpsons, and Universal Studios. He is the author/illustrator of six published picture books including I Hate Picture Books! and The Angry Little Puffin. He lives with his family on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.