Super-Completely and Totally the Messiest

Super-Completely and Totally the Messiest

By Judith Viorst; Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator)

Atheneum, Hardcover, 9780689829413, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2001

There's nobody in the world as messy as Sophie. Just ask her older sister Olivia, who is, of course, perfectly neat. When Olivia opens the door to Sophie's room, it's hard to find her amid all the stuff on the floor and spilling out of Sophie's drawers and closet. And it's not just in her room that Sophie is messy. It's at school, on Halloween, and even when she makes breakfast in bed for her mother on Mother's Day.

Listen to Olivia. She's an older sister and she knows: Sophie is not just messy. She is super-completely and totally the MESSIEST. Oh...there are some good things about Sophie, too. She's kind and nice and funny and great at puzzles and dancing. But Olivia is willing to bet her best bracelet that Sophie will never be practically perfect, like her.

Judith Viorst's totally messy Sophie and oh-so-virtuous Olivia will speak to slobs and neatniks alike. Robin Preiss Glasser's wonderful drawings, full of delicious details, bring both of these sisters to vibrant life.