Hank Zipzer wants to be number one, not the one who always gets it wrong. A likeable, struggling hero that readers will adore.
When Hank's dad enters a crossword-puzzle tournament out of town, he decides to take the whole family along as a treat. And they get to spend a day at a theme park! Hank can't wait, but he has to finish his homework first, which could be difficult as he seems to have lost it en route. Can Hank rescue the lost homework and still make it to the theme park on time?
Henry Winkler is an actor, producer and director. He is probably most famous for his role as the Fonz in the 1970s US television sitcom Happy Days. But if you ask him what he is most proud of, he would say, "Writing the Hank Zipzer books with my partner, Lin Oliver." He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Stacey, their three children and two dogs.
Lin Oliver is a writer and producer of movies, books and television programmes for children. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alan, and their three children.