Practice makes perfect, and Ben Yokoyama will settle for nothing less than perfection! A hilarious new Cookie Chronicles adventure that fans of Wimpy Kid or Dog Man will gobble up with gusto.
When Ben's fortune cookie tells him that practice makes perfect, he refuses to settle for anything less. He demands better parents, superior hobbies, and a brand-new best friend, who might technically be a superhero.
The pursuit of perfection is thrilling until Ben is forced to give up the things he loves most--including baseball, personal integrity, and his dog's enthusiastic kisses. Life lessons from a goldfish and a spine-tingling near-death experience help Ben realize that his flaws are also the keys to his greatest strengths--and that the people and things that make him happiest will always be perfectly imperfect.
About the Author
Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr are the husband/wife, author/illustrator team behind The Real McCoys, Babies Ruin Everything and Everywhere, Wonder (Imprint Books). Until recently, they also ran two small presses: Bobbledy Books and Idiots' Books. These days, they spend most of their time making books and raising four kids (10, 8, 6, and almost 2) in the hayloft of an old barn in Chestertown, Maryland. They spend the rest of their time speaking, teaching, and leading workshops on collaboration and creative entrepreneurship-and the rest of the rest of their time running a commercial salmon fishing operation on the Alaskan tundra.
"Great characters, hilarious jokes, and delightful drawings make each page a joy to read." —Lincoln Peirce, New York Times bestselling author of Big Nate
“Full of humor, heart, and glorious art, The Cookie Chronicles are baked to perfection.” —Tui Sutherland, New York Times bestselling author of Wings of Fire
“WARNING: This book will make you crave noodles. And cake. And more Ben Yokoyama books, because they’re amazing!” —Susan Tan, author of the Cilla Lee Jenkins series
“A great blend of witty text and dynamic illustrations. My family can't get enough of Ben Yokoyama!” —Minh Lê, author of Drawn Together