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Weerdest Day Ever! (7 Prequels)

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Bunny is on a camping trip with his brother and his grandpa. How much trouble can he get into? As it turns out, a lot. For one thing, there are soldiers all over the place. Canada is about to go to war with the United States, and the battle starts tomorrow. Bunny is worried. A hockey rivalry is one thing, but this is serious. And why is everybody so happy? Things get personal when an American soldier steals his brother Spencer's cell phone. Bunny decides to track down the phone himself. Maybe they can get out of there before the war starts. That’s when things get confusing...

   In this zany prequel to Ink Me and The Wolf and Me, the hockey-loving, indomitable Bunny goes camping with his brother and his grandpa.
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weerdest dayever!
Praise forink me fromSeven (the series)
“A brilliant story.” —CanLit for Little Canadiansblog
“An exciting story [with] a lot of hearty laughs.” —CM Magazine
“Clever in its execution and wise in its thematic treatment.”—Resource Links
Praise forthe wolf and mefromThe Seven Sequels
“Playfully and smartly written…An allaround rollicking read.”—Resource Links
“Bunny’s indomitable spirit makes him a likable, oneofakind narrator…Readers will respond to this improbable, deeply sympathetic hero.” —Kirkus Reviews
“We are compelled to read on and on…If that isn’t the mark of a good book, I don’t know what is.” —CM Magazine
weerdest day ever!
richard scrimger
Copyright ©2016Richard Scrimger
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system now known or to be invented, without permission in writing from the publisher.
Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication
Scrimger, Richard,1957–, author Weerdest day ever / Richard Scrimger. (The seven prequels)
Issued in print and electronic formats. isbn 9781459811553 (paperback).—isbn 9781459811560 (pdf).— isbn 9781459811577(epub)
I. Title. ps8587.c745w44 2016jc813'.54 c20169004848 c20169004856
First published in the United States,2016 Library of Congress Control Number:2016933651
Summary:In this middlegrade novel, Bunny ends up caught in a reenactment of the War of1812while searching for a stolen cell phone.
Orca Book Publishers is dedicated to preserving the environment and has ® printed this book on Forest Stewardship Council certified paper.
Orca Book Publishers gratefully acknowledges the support for its publishing programs provided by the following agencies: the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Province of British Columbia through the BC Arts Council and the Book Publishing Tax Credit.
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To my nephews Nat and Cory
CREEKSIDE SCHOOL REPORT
SUBJECT, GRADE:ENGLISH 10 TEACHER, ROOM:MR. WING, HALL D ASSIGNMENT:WRITE A STORY ABOUT TIME WITH A FAMILY MEMBER.EXAMPLES:FISHING WITH DAD, MY COUSIN’S BIRTHDAY PARTY, A VISIT WITH GRANDMA, BABYSITTING MY SISTERTIPS:SET UP YOUR STORY. MAKE SURE THERE IS A PROBLEM. USE COMMAS AND QUOTATION MARKS IN YOUR DIALOGUE. REMEMBER— GOOD WRITING COMES FROM THE MIND AND THE HEART!
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YOUR NAME:Bunny O’Toole YOUR STORY TITLE:WEERDEST DAY EVER!
THIS STORY IS TRUE—
most of it. Some parts I will have to make up because I dont remember every word people said way back then. But mostly its true. You wont think so but it is. Like the war. Yah there reely was a war. Or the…
BEGIN YOUR STORY ON THE NEXT PAGE Oops. Sorry.
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THIS STORY IS TRUE
most of it. Some parts I will have to make up because I dont remember every word people said way back then. But mostly its true. You wont think so but it is. Like the war. Yah there reely was a war. Or the cow. Or the hollow tree. Or what happened to the1arm man. That was funny all rite. It all happened a while ago. Im in Grade10now and this was back at the end of Grade6so—that long ago. Grampa took me and Spencer camping. No one else. No Mom and Dad or the other cousins. Just Grampa and me and my brother.
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Thats what this story is about. We stayed over night but it was Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning so it was really only1day. I culd call it My Day With Grampa or My Day With Spencer. Only I didn’t see much of them and some reely weerd things happened. I meanreally weerd. So Im calling it Weerdest Day Ever! I think thats the rite title. OK I will start now.
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Grampa picked us up from our house in Toronto and drove us to Queen something Park. That was the name of the park. I dont know where it was.It took us all morning to get there. We drove over a long bridge and went left and the sun hit me where I was sitting in the back of the Jeep. Did I say it was the week end? It was. Almost summer so it was warm enuff for short pants.I wore one of Dad’s old t shirts. It saidBREADon it. Thats all—BREAD. Dad said I looked groovy. Then he laffed. Spencer wore baggy shorts with
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W E E R D E S T D A Y E V E R !
lots of pockets and zips. He hated them because they made his legs look skinny. “But your legs are skinny,” I said. Spencer is a year older than me but Im bigger. “Theyre even skinnier in these stupid shorts,” he said. By now we were in the park and driving slow. I was eating ice cream. There was a place out side the park gates and we stopped there for lunch. Spencer had finished his ice cream. He sat back and frowned at all the trees. He doesnt like camping.I do. Camping means sleeping in a tent and cooking on a fire. Fun you know? Spencer doesnt think so. Hes smarter than me and he likes inside things. Reading comic books and gaming. And his new phone. He loves that. I better say rite now—Spencer is not the only one who is smarter than me. This is in case you cant tell already. Just about every body is smarter than me. My class—my family—every body.I saw a video with a chicken who culd always tell witch cup had the little ball under it. No matter
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