When you’re learning to read, and you look at those words on the page, they can look really strange. This is the story of Henry P. Baloney who is trying to explain to his teacher why he is late to school. His story uses words from many different languages and also shows how words might twist themselves around on the page to become something different than what they are supposed to be. It involves a trip on a “razzo” which required a “zimulis” to open the escape “pordo.” Oh no, the “razzo” is blasting off and takes Henry to the planet “Astrosus” where he is crowned “Kuningus.” Perhaps a sighing “flosser” will be the answer. Hilarious and maybe just a little bit validating for struggling beginning readers.