Charley Maplewood has never been one for parties — that would require friends, which he doesn”t have. But now that he”s turning ten — the big oneoh — he decides to throw a birthday party for himself. Of course things don”t work out as he plans. In trying to make friends, he ends up inviting the class bully, and that”s before he ruins the cake and sets the garage on fire. Will Charley be able to pull it together before the big one-oh...becomes the big OH-NO?
Praise for The Big One-Oh
"It's often very funny, but it's also poignant as Charley's loneliness and cluelessness about how to make a friend are clearly evident. This novel would be especially effective for a class read-aloud or as a choice for reluctant readers." — School Library Journal
"For those who want to be grossed out and especially for reluctant readers, this succeeds brilliantly." — Kirkus