Just in Case

Just in Case

By Judith Viorst; Diana Cain Bluthenthal (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9780689871641, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 2006

Now in paperback for the first time, the story of Charlie, a kid who knows how to be ready for any situation.... "Just in Case" . If a downpour turns into a flash flood or the grocery store should close indefinitely, Charlie knows exactly what he'll do. But as Charlie is about to discover, sometimes not being ready is even better than being prepared for everything.
She wants them. She needs them. She loves them. "Earrings " What won't a girl do to finally get her ears pierced? Find out in this delightful tale that perfectly captures the yearnings of a young girl in desperate need of beautiful, glorious earrings
According to Olivia--who is practically perfect--her younger sister Sophie isn't very neat. But she's not just messy, either.... "She's Super-Completely and Totally the Messiest " Olivia's family tries to show her that Sophie is plenty of things besides a slob, but Olivia is unconvinced. Pictures from Robin Preiss Glasser, illustrator of "Fancy Nancy," make this book super-completely and totally fun.

About the Author
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 1981 graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, Viorst writes in many different areas: science books; children s picture books including the beloved "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day", which was made into a box-office favorite movie of the same name; adult fiction and nonfiction; poetry for children and adults; and musicals.

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.