Hubie is invited to a New Year's Eve sleepover at his friend Eric's house. It is Hubie's first sleepover and he comes up with a list of reasons why he can't go because he is afraid to be away from home and his mom. Hubie tries to get the sleepover moved to his house, but Eric doesn't want to spend the night away from home either. Hubie decides to pack some security items to make him feel more comfortable and to stay at Eric's house for just a little while, with reassurance from his Mom that he can call her at any time. When Hubie arrives he finds that the other boys are scared too, but Eric distracts them by playing checkers and a new video game, telling a joke, and making a New Year's resolution to be friends forever. The boys get all the party supplies together to celebrate New Year's Eve and climb into their sleeping bags, but all of them fall asleep before the ball drops to bring in the New Year. Hubie decides the sleepover was fun and wants to do it again next year...at his house!
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The New Year's Eve Sleepover From The Black Lagoon,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 37
, Article 41.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol37/iss12/41