over your knees, and hop out of the room like a rabbit.
5. Bowl yourself out of there. Get a running start, dive belly-first onto the oil-slick lane, put your hands in front of you, and head for the ten pin. Exit on the other side of the pins. This is a little dangerous, so donât try it unless itâs an extreme emergencyâand then, donât forget to keep your hands stretched out in front of you.
You know, I could keep going with this list, but Papa Pete ordered me a fresh root-beer float, and it just arrived, so I think you should finish the list yourself. Let me know what you come up with.
By the way, did I mention to you that I won a medal today? Iâm pretty sure itâs real gold. But even if it isnât, Iâm so proud.
About the Authors
HENRY WINKLER is an actor, producer, and director, and he speaks publicly all over the world. In addition, he has a star on Hollywood Boulevard, was knighted by the government of France, and the jacket he wore as the Fonz hangs in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. But if you ask him what he is proudest of, he would say, âWriting the Hank Zipzer books with my partner, Lin Oliver.â
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Stacey. They have three children named Jed, Zoe, and Max, and two dogs named Monty and Charlotte. Charlotte catches a ball so well that she could definitely play outfield for the New York Mets.
LIN OLIVER is a writer and producer of movies, books, and television series for children and families. She has written over one hundred episodes of television and produced four movies, many of which are based on childrenâs books. She is cofounder and executive director of the Society of Childrenâs Book Writers and Illustrators, an international organization of twenty thousand authors and illustrators of childrenâs books.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alan. They have three sons named Theo, Ollie, and Cole. She loves tuna melts, curious kids, any sport that involves a racket, and childrenâs book writers everywhere.