Lisa Graff grew up in a small town in California and received an MFA in writing for children from the New School in New York City. She lives in New York City. Jason Beene lives in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the illustrator of Sophie Simon Solves Them All, The Wednesdays, Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles, and Operation Fireball.
"This reading romp has plenty of kid appeal." --Kirkus Reviews"Sophisticated touches in the vocabulary...make the book particularly suited to young Sophie-type overachievers looking for a quick read, but kids of all stripes will recognize the frustration of dealing with parents who think you're someone you're not and admire the quick shuffle that gets all the beleaguered youngsters what they want." --BCCB"Lively and humorous...The reading level is perfect for those who have already transitioned to easy chapter books but want a higher vocabulary and plot complexity." --School Library Journal"A fresh, funny chapter book for young readers." --Booklist"Sophie's serious tone amidst all the drama makes this an unexpected page-turner-...a delightful read-aloud as well." --Horn Book Magazine