Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster
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It's not fair! Not only is Melonhead's new fifth-grade teacher notoriously strict and mean, his mother is making him eat more and more vegetables. So Melonhead and his pals come up with a genius idea to get out of eating his mom's vegalicious meals, all the while convincing her that they actually love them. But the genius idea leads to totally unexpected and stinky results!
watching. 3. I thought about Bob Born for my MAFDP. I admire him for inventing the automatic Peeps-making machine. Before 1954 the chicks had to be made one at a time, by squeezing marshmallow goo through a cake icing tube. But he’s not my top most admired. Plus, Bob had help. Also, what if he isn’t dead? Recess was almost gone when Ms. Mad asked, “Do you have something you’d like to say, Adam?” “I’m sorry for eating in the classroom, but I wasn’t just plain hungry. I was starving. My mom
into her seat. Sam held our front door open. Pip rolled herself into our vestibule. “We have to leave our shoes out here,” I said. “My mom thinks they bring filth into the house.” “Not mine,” Pip said. That was when I realized why her shoes always look new. I gave a tour of the living room that kids aren’t allowed in. “Who wants to arm wrestle me?” Pip asked. You have to do what your guest wants. “To the dining room,” I said. “I’ll try,” Sam said. “You’ll die,” Pip told him. After she
believe it. “Without us?” “I’m afraid so,” she said. “Did Pop give Lucy Rose my letter?” I asked. “He did,” she said. Sam and I turned around. “Keep trying,” her mom said. “You have a good friendship.” “This stinks, Sphinx,” I said. At least Pip had waited. I told her the Lucy Rose problem. “I feel bad,” Pip said. “It’s not your fault,” Sam said. “I would have happily given her my unicorn head,” Pip said. That made me laugh. “Did you finish your MAFDP?” Pip asked. “I haven’t even
food down a pipe?” Sam said. “No,” I said. “Going by what Pop said, it would be impossible.” “You called Pop?” he asked. “He said the furnace heats the water tank and turns it into steam. The water, not the tank. The steam goes in the radiator and makes it hot, then it cools down and turns back into water and recycles back into steam.” “But the vent still connects to the furnace, right?” Sam said. “The vent connects to the air-conditioning,” I said. “I have personally been in houses that
more perfect?” “Much more,” I said. “After dinner, Sam and I are going to do a performance that will truly surprise you.” “You know,” my mom said, “Daddy was right. Kids really do mature in the fifth grade.” Dear Mr. Melon, Our computer fan list indicates that you have contacted us three times! Because you are a Superfan, we are offering you the chance to solve all your gift-giving needs at once by buying multiple copies of the Vegalicious series—at a discount! The books can be