Sarah Simpson is tired of being ordinary. The most unusual thing she has ever done is bite the dentist’s fingers.
So what can she do to be special? Trade names with her best friend? Eat snails and squid?
When Sarah learns that her favorite Chinese restaurant might go out of business, she comes up with a plan. One that makes people want to say, “Here comes Sarah Simpson!” and saves Wongs’ Restaurant, too.
In quintessential Phyllis Reynolds Naylor style, this delightful story speaks straight to the heart of kids as they struggle to define themselves.
Sarah Simpson is her dad’s “Idea Girl,” but right now she doesn’t have any good ideas.
Nothing that will make people think she is someone special. Then she remembers something unusual going on outside her kitchen window. Two pigeons keep appearing on the ledge and pecking at the window.
Sarah begins to think of them as her pigeons and names them Coo and Cuckoo. She is horrified, however, when they start to build their nest outside the neighbors’ apartment next door. How could they be so disloyal?
Finally Sarah gets a big idea—one that helps her get over this catastrophe!