You just can't go wrong with a blast from your past. Judy Blume is one of the reasons I love to read today. She was the first author that I actually went looking for books that she authored. I remember stalking the librarian as she was putting out books hoping she had the latest and greatest in her cart and I could snag it before any other other 4th graders could. :-)
This is such a cute little book with a cute little story. Scary ingredient list, but hey... it's all in the name of freckles, after all!
A classic! This convincing small boy adventure proceeds smoothly to a satisfying conclusion. The conniving little girl, understanding teacher, and feckless, freckleless boy are amusingly depicted in the impish black and white illustrations and in the story, which is especially suited for reading aloud to second and third graders.
Nicky has freckles -- they cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. Sitting behind him in class, Andrew once counted eighty-six of them, and that was just a start! If Andrew had freckles like Nicky, his mother would never know if his neck was dirty. One day after school, Andrew works up enough courage to ask Nicky where he got his freckles. When know-it-all Sharon overhears, she offers Andrew her secret freckle juice recipe -- for fifty cents. It's a lot of money, but Andrew is desperate. At home he carefully mixes the strange combination of ingredients. Then the unexpected happens...