From the one and only Judy Blume! — four fun-filled stories for kids who can already read, like the Great One, or for kids who are learning to read, like the Pain. These warm-hearted stories showcase the joys, the fun, and the frustrations of sibling rivalry and devotion as seen through the eyes of those sassy siblings, the Pain and the Great One and the friends and family they love—including their cat, Fluzzy.
On Saturdays there's always plenty to do! Tag along with the Pain and the Great One! Whether it's getting a haircut, learning to ride a bike, having a birthday party, or dog sitting, these sassy siblings share fun and excitement.
It's back to school for the Pain and the Great One. The kids hardly agree on anything, but at school they can count on each other and know they don't have to go it alone. And although Fluzzy can't go to school, this smart cat knows a thing or two himself.
Going, Going, Gone!
The Pain and the Great One are going places! A day at the beach, a trip to the mall, a visit to a county fair, a stay at Grandpa's, and an unexpected trip to the emergency room. Comical adventures for this sibling duo.
Friend or Fiend?
What's the difference between a friend and a fiend? The Pain and the Great One find out as they deal with reading circle blunders, friends who are less than friendly, mishaps in the snow, and learning more about Fluzzy the cat.
About the Author
About the Author
Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. She has spent her adult years in many places, doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Her twenty-eight books have won hundreds of awards, including the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Judy Blume lives in Key West and New York City. You can visit her at www.judyblume.com.
About the Illustrator
James Stevenson has written and illustrated more than a hundred books for children. In forty years at the New Yorker, he published more than two thousand cartoons and covers, as well as numerous written pieces. His illustrated column "Lost and Found New York"8 frequently appears on the op-ed page of the New York Times.
Hometown:New York's Upper East Side, Key West, and Martha's Vineyard
Date of Birth:February 12, 1938
Place of Birth:Elizabeth, New Jersey
Education:B.S. in education, New York University, 1961