Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!
This is about a kid named Milo who is intrigued by the title of a book called Be A Perfect Person in Just Three Days. He's got a lot of problems at home and would love to become "perfect," but this book keeps ordering him to do weird things (like put a hunk of broccoli around his neck), and he's a little suspicious of the photos of the author (wh ...more
When Milo gets hit in the head at the library by a falling book, he takes notice. This particular book is written by Dr. Silverfish, and it’s impressive title, Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days, is just too good to pass up. Milo follows the instructions, word for word. Does it work? Do you think you could do it?
Why I love this book:
Fun and funny book. Day one is probably the funniest and my third and eighth grader were both laughing out loud. Let’s just say that ever ...more
The lesson in this book is so important -- ESPECIALLY for growing girls. Be who you are, you imperfect you. Don't waste time and energy worrying about "self help" and trying to appear perfect. All the little tasks Milo had to complete didn't make him "per...more
fails! But in his failure, he learns the best lesson about perfection there could be. It's boring! Better to be an imperfect person, but a good one!
Both boys liked it, though they weren't riveted to their seats as with other lunchtime reading selections ...more
While doing Dr. Silverfish's "days", Milo gains a lot more than perfection. He gains confidence, focus and learns what would beat being a perfect person. This was a great book for the 3rd/4th grade reading list, and the quickest read so far.
This is a truly funny book that would make kids feel good about themselves, and that it is okay to be different. It would also be good as a funny way to help a kid with self-confidence. The simple black and white drawings are humorous and work well with the text.
Some things could have been added. A few more things should have been added, because even though it was really good, there were not a lot of details.
I would read this book again, and if there were a whole series, I would read it, too. ...more
Manes was previously the Personal Computers columnist for the Science Times section of The New Yo ...more