Learn More About Me
I have my share of problems.
- My little sister sings terrible princess songs ALL THE TIME!
- I’m terrified of bugs.
- I’m even more terrified of Grace Chang and her evil fingernails.
- I’m stuck living with a bunch of girls because my dad is a soldier away on a mission.
- My teacher, Mr. McNutty, is a little, well, nutty.
What My Family Members Have to Say About Me:
Living with Zeke has taught me that boys are messy, can always find trouble, and they are obsessed with video games. I’m always worried about what Zeke will teach me next, but I can’t help but be proud of Zeke!
I know Zeke looks up to me, and that makes me proud. I’m a soldier who is often away on secret missions, so Zeke is usually the man of the house. I wish I could be home more, but I think Zeke understands.
I’m Zeke’s older sister. I try to help Zeke with his cool factor. I can’t help that he doesn’t listen.
I’m Zeke’s little sister. Zeke is mean to my Princess Sing-Along, but I love her! “When you feel sick, stay home from school, la la la. Oozing pus and germs are uncool, la la la…” I sing her songs two hundred times a day.
Ruff, ruff, ruff. Ruff, ruff, ruff, ruff, ruff. Ruff! (Translation: I’m Waggles, and I never stop drooling. You will find me in horrible polka-dotted sweaters, frills, and lace, thanks to Zeke’s sisters. Clearly they do not care that I am a boy!)
What My Classmates Have to Say About Me:
Zeke the Freak? Yuck. I’m Grace Chang. I’m just a sweet little girl who loves to wear pink, frilly dresses. It’s not my fault my long fingernails sometimes get in the way, or that it’s so funny to make “Kick Zeke” signs.
Emma G. and Emma J.
Zeke the Freak? Yuck. We are Grace’s best friends and agree with everything Grace says.
I’m Zeke’s best friend. Sometimes Zeke and I have fights, but I’ll always stick up for him, and he will always be my best friend.
Nicole Finkle and
We think Zeke is soooo cute. We do everything we can to kiss him! He doesn’t like it yet…but we will keep trying!
What the Media has to say about me:
“Readers who prefer an easier-to-read option to the Wimpy Kid series will find Zeke Meeks’ comic responses to the tribulations of life as a third grader amusingly familiar.” -Kirkus
“Young readers not yet ready for the Wimpy Kid series may find a friend in Zeke Meeks.”
“Levelheaded Zeke is an entertaining and likable narrator…the classmates’ banter gives the book a Saturday morning cartoon sensibility.” -Publishers Weekly
“Unlike Suzy Kline’s Horrible Harry, Zeke hates bugs, but his…misadventures should tempt the same audience” -Booklist
Learn About My Books:
Zeke Meeks vs the Gruesome Girls
Girls are ruining Zeke Meeks’ life. Not only is he surrounded by girls at home, he now has a new girl neighbor. She might be good at sports and video games, but when it comes down to it, she is still an awful girl.
Zeke Meeks vs the Horrifying TV-Turnoff Week
Zeke Meeks thinks his teacher is crazy when he announces that no one can watch TV for an entire week. There is no way Zeke will survive without videogames or his favorite shows. Will he be bored enough to play with his sister? Study? Actually read for fun? Only time will tell.
Zeke Meeks vs the Putrid Puppet Pals
Instead of playing at recess, Zeke Meeks’ classmates have been sitting around, staring at their boring Puppet Pals. Will Zeke join them, even though he has no interest in this playground craze?
Zeke Meeks vs the Stinkin’ Science Fair
Normally, Zeke Meeks wouldn’t care too much about the science fair, but he needs the prize money. If he doesn’t pay Grace Change fifty dollars, she’ll use her evil fingernails to rip his face off. Now if only he could find a project that doesn’t make the dog sick or clog up the pipes.
Zeke Meeks vs the Big Blah-rific Birthday
When Zeke's birthday party falls near Grace Chang's and Owen Leech's big bashes, he decides to cancel his party. After all, even he would rather go to their over-the-top parties than his simple celebration. But Zeke and his classmates are in for a surprise. Bigger doesn't always mean better.
Zeke Meeks vs the Horrendous Halloween
Halloween should be nothing but trick-or-treating, fun, and candy, but that's is not how it goes for Zeke. Costume troubles, a fight with Hector, and lame treats all mess with Zeke's holiday. Can Zeke overcome it all and save his Halloween?
Zeke Meeks vs the Super Stressful Talent Show
Zeke's teacher is at it again. This time, Mr. McNutty is making the whole class be in a talent show. Normally, Zeke wouldn't worry about having a great act, but something amazing is at stake: the winner of the talent show will get advice from reality TV star, Brassy Glass. Zeke can't sing, he can't dance, and he really can't juggle. So what can he possibly do to win a moment with his hero?
Zeke Meeks vs the No-Fun Fund-Raiser
As a rule, school fund-raising is no fun. But Zeke Meeks is determined to become the best fund-raiser around. After all, the student who sells the most cake mixes will win four tickets to Thrillsville amusement park. There's just one problem. Zeke is a terrible salesperson. Maybe his great grandma can teach him a thing or two about selling.