By Lisa Graff
so far as Georgie is worried, everybody has a ''thing''
the article approximately poodles is that Georgie Bishop hates to stroll them.
the article approximately Jeanie the Meanie is that she may really write on her shoe than aid Georgie with their Abraham Lincoln venture.
the object approximately Andy's nonna is that she kisses Georgie's cheeks and does not communicate one note of English.
the item approximately Georgie's mother is that she's having a baby—a child who will likely be taller than Georgie very, very quickly.
the article approximately Georgie . . . good, what's the factor approximately Georgie?
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Extra resources for The Thing About Georgie
He wouldn’t need a special chair to sit in at the breakfast table. He’d be able to ride a bike and reach the top shelf in his closet. And Georgie would just have to sit back and watch the kid outgrow him—inch by inch. 43 I think you’d better go grab a piece of paper. You can rip a page out of a notebook, if you have one handy, or snag a piece of construction paper. You can even use a paper towel if you want to. You just need something to write on. Oh yeah, and a pen or pencil might help, too. Got everything?
All done? Good. Now fold up your piece of paper and find someplace to hide it, where no one but you will know where it is. In your sock drawer, maybe, or taped to the bottom of your desk. Maybe even inside the shoe you’re wearing right now. Just don’t lose it, and don’t forget where it is. It’s important. Georgie decided that if his parents were going to go do something stupid like have another kid, a kid who would probably end up as huge as Godzilla, he definitely was not going to spend his hard-earned dogwalking money to buy them a Christmas present.
So before you read anymore, you have to do it. And you’ll need a watch too. Or a clock. Go find one. All right, are you back? Good. On the next page I stuck in a picture of Georgie that I found. Well, it’s a drawing, really, but I think it’s a pretty good one. I want you to look at it for thirty seconds. At least thirty seconds, but you can look longer if you want. You have to stare as hard as you can. Try to soak up every single detail, and no blinking. Thirty seconds. Are you ready? Okay, go!