Janice (who really wants to be known as "Greer") is a little overweight and more than a little bossy when it comes to struggling to be heard at O.P. Doberman School in Hope Springs. Her self-confidence isn't helped by the fact that her parents are separated. She spends half her life living with her dad in a trailer at the edge of town, where she occasionally spots a skunk that doesn't hesitate to spray if there's any sudden noise in the trailer. Janice would love her parents to get back together and thinks she can engineer it just in time for her birthday. But, of course, that proves harder than she realizes.
About the Author
Since his 1983 debut with Puddleman, one of Canada's most perennially popular picture books, Ted Staunton has been entertaining readers of all ages with his funny and perceptive stories of childhood and family life. His many other books include Simon's Surprise, the Morgan stories for grades 2-4 readers, the Dreadful Truth series of humorous looks at Canadian history, the Junior novel Hope Springs a Leak, and its YA sequel, Sounding Off.