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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; Reissue edition (May 5, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142403407
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142403402
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #697,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 4-6?Twelve-year-old Steve Wyatt, a.k.a. Sneeze, won't be attending the Invention Convention this summer due to a money shortage at home. To make matters worse, his parents have signed him up for a summer school class with the hokey name Recipe for a Book: A Class for Young Authors. A money-making scheme presents itself in the form of a book proposal, 101 Ways to Bug Your Parents, Sneeze's revenge for his ruined summer. Everyone in school wants a copy and is willing to pay. Three-dimensional characters in the form of the narrator's best friend, Hiccup; his nemesis, Goldie Laux; and the mysterious, cool Ace populate this fast, fun read. Sneeze grows in awareness and acceptance of himself and others. The humor and depth of the characters are reminiscent of Louis Sachar's There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom (Knopf, 1987). Readers will hope for further adventures with Sneeze and his friends.?Lisa Von Drasek, Brooklyn Public Library
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Gr. 3^-6. How many ways can you think of to bug your parents? If you are Sneeze Wyatt, at least 101, since you see them as your collateral to fame, fortune, and the San Francisco Invention Conference. Forced to take a summer school course called "Recipe for a Book: A Class for Young Writers," Sneeze finds the class clamoring for his parent-tested ideas, which he compiles into a book in spite of his teacher's reservations. Wardlaw has written a funny story with more substance than is evident initially. The death of a parent, job insecurity, gifted children, teacher respect, true friendship, and even intellectual freedom all find play here. Although adults may find Sneeze's suggestions predictable and overdone--after all, we've weighed in on both sides of this issue--children will probably continue to turn the pages just to see whether they've overlooked even one idea. Frances Bradburn --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Lee Wardlaw swears that her first spoken word was 'kitty'. Since then, she's shared her life with close to 30 cats (not all at the same time!) and published close to 30 books for children, tweens and teens, selling more than one million copies world-wide.

Lee's newest books include: WON TON - A CAT TALE TOLD IN HAIKU (Holt, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin), recipient of the 2012 Lee Bennett Hopkins Children's Poetry Award and the 2012 Myra Cohn Livingston Children's Poetry Award, among others; RED, WHITE AND BOOM! (Holt, illustrated by Huy Voun Lee), a CCBC Best Books of the Year and a Parents' Choice Award "Recommended" Book; and 101 WAYS TO BUG YOUR FRIENDS AND ENEMIES (Penguin), winner of the Forward National Literature Award for Humor.

Lee grew up in Santa Barbara, CA, where she attended Cold Spring Elementary, Santa Barbara Junior High and Santa Barbara High school. She graduated with honors from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, with a degree in education, and taught elementary school for five years before deciding to write full-time. Lee earned her AMI Primary Diploma from the Montessori Institute of San Diego, and will receive her M.Ed. from Loyola University, Maryland, in 2014. She has 30+ years experience presenting lively and interactive writing programs in grades K through 8th. Since 1988, she has also taught a variety of workshops and classes for educators, librarians, parents and aspiring writers.

Lee's books have been honored by the American Library Association, the International Reading Association, the Children's Book Council, the National Council of the Social Studies, the National Council of Teachers of English, Bank Street College of Education, the International School Librarians Association, and more. She is an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, and belongs to the Author's Guild, the California Reading Association, the Children's Literature Council of Southern California, the North American Montessori Teachers Association, Association Montessori Internationale and, yes, even the Cat Writers' Association.

Lee lives in Santa Barbara, CA, with her husband, teenage son, and three former cats.

To learn more about Lee and her books, visit: http://www.leewardlaw.com

Customer Reviews

I really, really like this book alot.
Mary M
I am impressed by this book and will look for other titles by thia author for my kids to read.
Jane James
101 Ways to Bug Your Parents is the 1999 winner of the Great Stone Face Children's Book Award.
dmayr@library.windham.nh.us

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 12, 1998
Format: Paperback
This book is about a boy who just has so many ideas and just cant use lots of them until one day one invention comes along that changes his life................. For your information Im not a grownup Im 10 years old.I recomend this to high level readers.This is a great book for ages 9-13.READ IT!!! :0)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 18, 2001
Format: Paperback
Steve may fail summer school, people think his parents should be arrested, his teacher may be fired, and the whole grade is mad at him.
And all he did was complete his project for summer school!
Steve needed money to go to the INVENTION CONVENTION (Boy, did he WANT to go!) He loved to make inventions. He was assigned a project in summer school. It was to write a book. First he was going to write a biography about his favorite inventor. Then his friend HICCUP, the hypochondriac, said "Why not write a book you can SELL to get money for the INVENTION CONVENTION?" So, they thought of a title that the students would want to buy. When they start to write and sell the book, all the funny things start to happen.
This book has a lot fun situations and many funny characters. You get to know the different characters and you will like them. There are some jokes, too! And, of course, you will like the list at the end of the book called "101 WAYS TO BUG YOUR PARENTS."
So, what happened to Steve? Did he actually get to the INVENTION CONVENTION? You will have to read this very funny book to find out.
*****Mommy's note: With the very clever characterizations, and the one-line humor, even parents who like to "preview" their children's literature for appropriateness will enjoy this one! In the guise of a madcap situation, and a child-centered story, the main characters learn about responsibility, compassion, and friendship.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 21, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is a great book. My third grade teacher read it to me andI'd love to read it again! It's a wonderful book for anybody!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jane James on February 14, 2002
Format: Paperback
The kids liked this book, so I read it myself. And boy, was it was fun!
Although the title gives the impression that this is the kind of book a parent ought to pass up, it is really very well done.
Of course, it includes the list of 101 ways to bug your parents - which was the theme of Sneeze's own story in the book. But can you blame him? After all, his summer vacation WAS ruined!
But while Sneeze misses out on his summer plans, he gains a great deal in wisdom. A lot of important things are touched on in this book - what it might feel like to lose one's parent, a growing awareness of financial problems that adults often face, what's truly important in a friend, and even a hint of budding romance.
It's all in there! And it puts everything into perspective for Sneeze. I think most kids could learn something from this story.
I am impressed by this book and will look for other titles by thia author for my kids to read.
Well done!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 23, 2004
Format: Paperback
Steve Wyatt (formally known as Sneeze) is a fifth grade boy who loves to make inventions! He, his best friend Hiccup and family are going on a summer vacation or so he thinks. It starts when his say they can't go on a vacation due to a money shortage. Worst of all his parents sign him up for summer school! And his dreams to go to the invention contention are ruined, and his big plans for the Nice Alarm are over! After that he starts to make a list on how to bug your parents. On the first day of summer school he stop by the hard ware store to ask reign (his friend) a bout his problem and Regan tells Sneeze that he can take him on one condition if he pays him the money for the expenses. Sneeze makes the deal but is lost on how to make the money. He wrote down some more way to bug his parents. In class Goldie the nosiest girl at school sees his list, Sneeze tells her that he has 101 more at home, that's when he gets the idea of how to make money to go to the invention convention. This book is dramatic funny and realistic!
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A Kid's Review on January 23, 2007
Format: Paperback
In this compellingly funny book author Lee Wardlaw helps the main character, Steve "Sneeze" Wyatt, find an amusing way to keep the fans begging for more excitement. The reason that it's so funny is because Steve, Goldie, and Hiccup say and do. 101 ways to Bug your Parents follows the journey of the young Steve "Sneeze" Wyatt as he desperately tries to get to the Invention Convention.

This book isn't directly about bugging your parents so if readers are just looking for a list of ways to annoy their parents this wouldn't be the book for them and it will be a waste of time and money. This book is about a boy named Steve "Sneeze" Wyatt, who wants to become an inventor and gets invited to this invention convention, he needs $250 to get there. So he gets an idea. What if he sells a list of 101 ways to bug your parents? In addition to writing the list he also gets a side job of working at a golf place called Gadabout Golf. He fixes up the windmill and all the extra cool golf course stuff.

When Steve brings in the "Nice Alarm" to school he tries it out on his best friend, Hiccup. Supposedly it wakes you up nicely with a pat on the shoulder but instead it karate chops Hiccup in the nose. Hiccup comes up and says My Nose but Wardlaw spelled it "By Dose," because if you hold your nose and talk it sounds funny but different. This is what makes Lee Wardlaw such a phantasmagorical author. She does an excellent job in making the readers feel like they're right next to Steve in his journey to the Invention Convention.
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