Operation Upside is finally in full swing in book two of the delightfully energetic Beatrice Zinker series!
Beatrice Zinker's top-secret plan, Operation Upside, is finally in full swing! It's her genius idea to recognise the things that make everyone unique and special, and she's REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT. But when Beatrice impulsively awards her teacher, Mrs. Tamarack, an Upside certificate with the words 'Most Strict' lettered in gold, she and her friends have to put the entire mission on hold to avoid suspicion.
Lying low isn't exactly Beatrice's strong suit . . . and her classmate, Wes, desperately needs to be recognised. When Wes's certificate falls into the wrong hands, Beatrice and her best friend, Lenny, must find a way to widen their circle once again - to save Operation Upside, and themselves, from big trouble.
Praise for Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker:
'I fell in love with the unsinkable Beatrice Zinker - an unflappable, creative, and funny problem-solver with a big heart.' - Ann M. Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Baby-Sitters Club
'A lovely chapter book for young readers . . . Johannes' artwork provides plenty of visual cues that are amazingly effective.' - The Huffington Post
'In the tradition of Ramona Quimby . . . Beatrice stands tall among her contemporaries.' - School Library Journal
Fans of free spirits such as Judy Moody and Dory Fantasmagory are a natural audience for this promising series kickoff. - Publishers Weekly on Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker
A thoroughly individual character whose topsy-turvy approach to life has the miraculous effect of somehow turning the world sunny-side up. Her personality is a tractor beam, her attitude is completely inspiring, and her creator is a creative dynamo. - Queensland Times on Beatice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker
Children will enjoy the frequent puns and Beatrice's preference for climbing trees and hanging upside down. - Kirkus Reviews on Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker
Fresh and fun! - Sara Pennypacker on Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker
A delightful tale - Laughing Place on Beatice Zinker Upside Down Thinker
Shelley Johannes is the author-illustrator of the Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker series. She previously spent ten years in architecture, where she fell in love with felt-tip pens, tracing paper, and the greatness of black turtlenecks. She lives in Michigan with her husband and sons, and two adorable birds.
Find her online at shelleyjohannes.com and @shelleyjohannes on Twitter and Instagram.