The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels Vol. 5: The Case of the Escaping Elephants


Michael McMichaels just can’t get enough of playing on the family’s electronic devices – even on a family trip to the zoo! But he never expected his fanatic phone use to cause such chaos. Or his obsession with video games to lead to rampaging elephants and a guilty conscience.

Michael knows he has to do something to help resolve the issues he created – and that includes working with frenemy Harriet! Will this messy misadventure cure his addiction to electronics and scare him into limiting his screen time? Find out in this humorous tale about the importance of moderation.


The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels Vol. 4: The Double Dog Dare


In volume 4 of the popular Misadventures of Michael McMichaels series, Michael finds himself in hot water again… but this time, it’s all in the name of salvaging his status as Kenny’s best friend.

When wealthy new student Zeke moves into the neighborhood, he threatens to steal away Michael’s best friend Kenny. Green with envy, Michael challenges Zeke to crazy double-dog dares just to prove he’s still top dog and Kenny’s best bro. But when harmless dares escalate into bad jokes that hurt others, Michael has to figure out how to make things right again… or if he even can.

Another side-splittingly hilarious adventure by Tony Penn will have students in grades 1 through 5 rolling with laughter, while learning life lessons about respect, open-mindedness and the value of true friendship.


The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels, Vol. 3: The Creepy Campers


The taste of victory becomes so sweet for Michael that he can’t stop bending the rules to win the camp challenges even as his guilty conscience grows heavy. Written for children in grades 1-5, The Creepy Campers forces readers to think about their own ethical choices. Is winning at any cost worth it? Tony Penn’s expertly-crafted plot twists and sharp dialogue help children clearly see the many real consequences of cheating and deception.


The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels Vol 2: The Borrowed Bracelet


Michael McMichaels just HAD to one-up that Harriet Simpson! He couldn’t let her show and tell presentation about her mother’s mother’s (times seven) beautiful ring she got from a REAL prince be the best show and tell of the year! So what was he supposed to do? A timely visit to Grandma’s and a stealthy “borrowing” of one of her bracelets was going to be just the trick! Well, when coupled with an outlandish tale that got him and the borrowed bracelet featured on the local news! But what happens when Michael’s tall tale and borrowing without permission all come crashing down? Find out in this entertaining chapter book.


The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels Vol 1: The Angry Alligator


What was supposed to be a fun, educational field trip to the local zoo turned into a living nightmare for a young third-grader. One stupid prank, quickly followed by one big lie, leaves Michael scrambling to save himself from a hotheaded redhead bent on revenge and a sharp-toothed alligator ready to chomp.

Will Michael escape his web of lies by owning up to his mistakes and apologizing? Or will he keep hiding the truth by spinning wilder and wilder tales?


Help children understand the importance of telling the truth when misbehaving and apologizing for mistakes and lies.