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Be a perfect person in just three days!
by Stephen Manes ; drawings by Tom Huffman.
Publisher description
New York : Clarion Books, c1982.
76 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.


Milo, tired of problems with his sister, parents, and classmates, finds a book in the library which promises to make him perfect in just three days.

Awards, Honors, Prizes:

California Young Reader Medal, 1988 Winner Intermediate California
Golden Sower Award, 1986 Honor Intermediate Nebraska

State and Provincial Reading Lists:

Golden Sower Award, 1986 ; Nominee; Intermediate; Nebraska
Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 1986 ; Nominee; Kentucky
Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, 1987-1988 ; Nominee; Minnesota

Reading Measurement Programs:

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 3-5
Reading Level 4
Title Point Value 3
Lexile Measure 720


Joy (BookHive (
Milo wants to be perfect. Who wouldn't? Then his parents won't ever be annoyed with him, because he will no longer break things, fight with his sister, or slurp his soup. Perfect kids don't need to go to school. And why not play major league ball? After all, he'd be able to throw perfect games. Milo learns a lot about himself and others as he strives for perfection. Maybe you will too. Category: Humor; Read Aloud. Grade Level: Primary (K-3rd grade); Intermediate (4th-6th grade). 1982, Clarion. Ages 5 to 12.


Humorous stories.
LanguageCall NumberLCCNDewey DecimalISBN/ISSN
English (eng) PZ7.M31264 Be 1982
81010275 [Fic]
0899190642 (lib. bdg.) : $8.95
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