Jon Scieszka

Have you ever opened your eyes to find that everything was a problem on that particular day? You still have ten things to complete, but only thirty minutes are left before your bus leaves. Is there a sufficient amount of time? You have a total of 2 pairs of pants and three shirts. Do you have at least one good outfit? Then you start to wonder why everything has to be such a problem and why it has to be that way. Why is it that five oranges always need to have two apples added to them? Why must there always be a division of 12 marbles among four children? Why is it that you can’t just have ten cookies without someone taking away 3 of them? Why? Because of a Math Curse that has been placed upon you. That is the reason. But don’t despair. This is the story of one girl’s journey to find a way to break that curse.