Charlie is always ready for anything . . . just in case. What if it's raining very hard—so hard that rain could come into the house and make the furniture float? Charlie has a plan to keep himself dry . . . just in case. What if his parents are going out and he gets a babysitter who won't read to him or let him watch TV? Charlie has a plan for making his own fun . . . just in case. But as Charlie is about to find out, sometimes not being ready is even better.
Judith Viorst is the author of the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has sold some four million copies; the Lulu books, including Lulu and the Brontosaurus; the New York Times bestseller Necessary Losses; four musicals; and poetry for children and young adults. Her most recent books of poetry include What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About? and Nearing Ninety.
Diana Cain Bluthenthal is the author and illustrator of Matilda the Moocher and I'm Not Invited?, and the illustrator of a dozen other books for children. She lives with her husband. two young sons, and pets (including two worms) in North Carolina.