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Chip did’t think anything could be worse than almost failing the fifth grade - until his new brother, Simon, arrived. Simon is the latest in robotic technology. He looks just like a human boy, but he is ten times better - better at being polite, cleaning his room, spouting the mulitiplication tables, and swimming, Chip’s favorite sport. Dad hopes Simon will set a good example for Chip. Instead, Chip feels as though Simon is taking his place - at summer school, on the swim team, even in his parent’s hearts. Chip hatches a plan to take care of “the Perfect Son” once and for all. Will it work perfectly, or be a perfect mess.
This funny, fast-paced story about the ultimate sibling-rivalry nightmare will speak to anyone who has ever worried about living up to expectations.