Marvin's friends think he's the luckiest boy in the world when Mrs. North asks him to dog-sit for a week. He gets $3 a day, plus a $4 bonus if nothing goes wrong. And he gets to be alone in Mrs. North's house! But soon it starts to look as if Marvin won't be getting his bonus. Marvin Redpost may be deluded, he may be dreaming, he may be filled with anxiety, but he's never boring! The typical third-grader has ALL the fears and trepidations that any kid might, and then some. Always hilarious, readers will eat him up.