The Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School (Hardcover)
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781442478299, 265pp.
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
Something strange is happening to the sixth grade--and it's up to student scientist Wilmer Dooley to crack the case in this fast-paced novel full of humor and mystery. If there's one important thing Wilmer Dooley's dad always says, it's this: "Where are my car keys?" Okay, maybe not that. He also says: "Observe " Wilmer has always known that the greatest science comes from the keenest observations. So when he observes his classmates looking a little green...and orange...and chartreuse-fuchsia polka-dotted...he knows that it's up to him to find the cause of this mysterious illness--and the cure. But with his arch nemesis, Claudius Dill, hot on his heels; the eagle-eyed biology teacher, Mrs. Padgett, determined to thwart his plans; and a host of fluorescent classmates bouncing off the walls at increasingly dangerous speeds, can Wilmer prove he has what it takes to save the sixth grade from a colorful demise before it's too late?