You Can’t Drink a Meatball Through a Straw
Young Hank Zipzer’s cousin, Judith Ann, comes for a weekend visit to compete in a kid’s cooking contest. When Hank’s family forces him to go support the confident young chef, he finds himself promoted from unhappy cheerleader to reluctant assistant to last-minute contestant when a chef calls in sick. Stuck with the previous contestant’s ingredients, including a “dangerous” artichoke, he uses the only other food he has on hand—his PB&J, banana, and cookie lunch—to create a winning dish. Soon his Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie with Surprise Ingredients lands him in the second round of the competition where he learns that his cousin’s cool confidence isn’t as it appears. Will Hank’s Lunch in a Glass win him a TV spotlight for one, or will his fame be short-lived? There’s only one way to find out…pick up your copy today.
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About the Author
While Henry Winkler may be best known for his role as The Fonz on Happy Days, he has since become a successful author. He grew up in an all-boys school believing he was stupid until being diagnosed with dyslexia at 31. He has used his personal struggles to write two children’s series, Here’s Hank and Hank Zipzer. Both are humorous chronicles of a young man’s struggles through childhood with dyslexia.
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