Amber Brown is in deep trouble. Lately, no matter what she does, it isn't enough. She straightens up her room--sort of. She does her homework---well, most of it. And she agrees to meet Max, her mother's new boyfriend--but she doesn't agree to like him. Now her mother is angry, her teacher wants all of her homework, and Max keeps trying to make her laugh. What's Amber to do? All she wants is a little extra credit. She really tries. . . . But how will she succeed?
Paula Danziger wrote more than thirty books for children, all of which are still in print. She passed away in July 2004. Tony Ross has illustrated many picture books, as well as young chapter books. He lives in Cheshire, England.