The Candy Corn Contest
Publication Date: November 1987
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It's almost Thanksgiving, and Richard Best can't stop thinking about Ms. Rooney's Candy Corn contest. Whoever can guess the exact number of yellow-and-orange candies in the jar on Ms. Roney's desk gets to keep them all. The only problem is Richard has to read a page in a library book for each guess.
Smelly Matthew, who sits in front of him, knows they'll never win. "We're the worst readers in the class, " he says. But Richard won't give up. He can already taste those Candy Corns. And before he knows it, he has. Three fat juicy ones.
What will Ms. Rooney do when she finds out?
Blanche Sims was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She has worked as an illustrator for young people's art at Famous Artists School and later at Xerox in the art department. Then she became a children's book illustrator. Among the many books she has illustrated is the Polk Street series. Sims lives in Sandy Hook, CT.