When Nate woke up in the morning, The Opposite was standing on his ceiling staring down at him. And from that moment on, Nate's day turned upside down in the most extraordinary way.When Nate poured milk on his cereal-something he is usually good at-The Opposite happened. Milk splashed everywhere and made a big mess. When started to draw a very good picture of an elephant at school, the Opposite happened. Paint went everywhere, except on his paper.But when Nate comes up with a brilliant plan to beat The Opposite at its own game, things start looking up again. Tom MacRae's very funny story about how a resourceful young protagonist cleverly triumphs over a nefarious nemesis will appeal to young readers. Illustrator Elena Odriozola's distinctive line drawings capture the humor and simplicity of the story.