Reviewed for Second Grade, 2007

This title character is everything a child wants--she's the widow of a pirate and lives in an upside down house which always smells of freshly baked cookies. Parents love her because she has a cure for everything, including the "Slow Eater Tiny Bite Taker" and "Won't-Pick-Up-Toys-itis." It's an easily digested chapter book with a light-hearted tone, and chock full of helpful messages for parents and kids alike. (HarperTrophy, $5.99)