Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting (Cookie Chronicles)
From the publisher:
“This is my favorite book of the year.” —Lincoln Peirce, New York Times bestselling author of Big Nate series
Meet Ben, a literal-minded kid with a big heart and an even bigger sweet tooth, who cracks open a fortune cookie and discovers that today might be his last day on Earth! Perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid or The Terrible Two.
Good things come to those who wait.
Ben does his best to heed his fortune cookie’s advice, and as a result he is paired with Walter—the kid who’s always picked last—for a school scavenger hunt. Working with Walter must be a good thing if the cookie said so, but so far all he does is talk too loud and recite obscure facts about feet. Meanwhile, Ben has an argument with his best friend, Janet, and waiting for her to apologize first isn’t going so well. But, eventually, Ben’s patience starts paying off: If he and Walter are able to pull out a win in the scavenger hunt, they’ll earn a half-day of recess for the whole school! Waiting may not always be a good thing, but taking the time to listen and consider all options isn’t half bad.