When Charlie McButton Lost Power (Hardcover)

By Suzanne Collins, Mike Lester (Illustrator)

Putnam Juvenile, 9780399240003, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 24, 2005



An electifying picture book from the author of The Hunger Games.
Charlie McButton likes computer games so much, he never plays with anything else. When a thunderstorm knocks out the electricity, his tech empire comes tumbling down, and his whole world loses power.
He needs batteries--FAST. But the only triple A's he can find are in his little sister's talking doll. Will he resort to desperate measures and cause his little sister to have a meltdown of her own? Or will be snap out of his computer craze long enough to realize he can have fun with her, even without batteries?
Suzanne Collins, author of the bestselling Hunger Games trilogy, and award-winning illustrator Mike Lester team up for a hilarious and timely tale that will crack up young computer addicts and those who love them.

About the Author

Suzanne Collins was inspired to write this book when her own techno-loving son realized that his toddling little sister was also interactive--and required no batteries! Ms. Collins' other titles include the award-winning "Hunger Games" trilogy and "The Underland Chronicles." She lives in Connecticut.