This book made me laugh out loud at times. I think the only thing that would keep it from being the Newbery is competition. It would be nice to have such a fun and light-hearted book on the list of serious winners. This was the story of a nine-year-old boy nick-named Melonhead, his last name is Melon, and his adventurous life. He does some of the most impossible things. In two weeks he can get his foot stuck in a tree and have to be rescued by the Jaws of Life, rescue a snake, get in trouble for owning a sake, enter a contest, and nearly forfeit the contest. Even if this isn't the Newbery it's worth reading for a good laugh.