Why won't Sam Krupnik allow his mother to enter his bedroom? Why has he started calling his toy box The Lab? And why does he carry a Ziplock bag in his pocket at all times? What's the big secret?
Well, his mother's birthday is approaching, and she has told her family that what she really wants are homemade gifts. Sam has decided to invent a special, surprise perfume just for her - a concoction that will combine all of her favorite smells. Now the question is: Exactly how does one go about bottling the quirky collection of scents on Mrs. Krupnik's list of favorites?
If anyone can find a way - or at least have loads of fun trying - it's Sam, Anastasia's precocious younger brother. Don't miss this side-splitting episode in the life of the witty, wacky, and ever-original Krupnik household.
"Warm, lively, true to children's real inner lives, and laugh-aloud funny all the way." -- Kirkus Reviews, pointer review School Library Journal Best Books of the Year