Author: Mary Rodgers
Grade Level Equivalent:
Guided Reading Level:
Comedy and Humor, Fantasy
Family Life, School Life, Responsibility, Magic and Supernatural
Annabel Andrews thinks she has a tough life. She has an annoying little brother named Ben (better known as Ape Face), her mom is always after her to clean up her room, and Boris, the boy who lives upstairs, doesn't like her a bit.
Annabel wishes she had her mother's much easier life — and one freaky, and hilarious, Friday, she gets it. She learns how difficult life can be when the laundry spins out of control, she sits in on a horrendous parent/teacher conference — about herself — and to cap it all, she loses Ape Face. Here is the original body-switching story that started a Hollywood trend.
An ALA Notable Children's Book
A 1973 Christopher Award Winner