This book was one of three I wrote in the summer of 2000 for a reading program for adult emergent readers in Palo Alto, California. The program was looking for books that would be of interest to an adult, but could be read by a beginning reader. At least at the time, there were very few books that fit that description, so this reading program put out the word that they were looking for people to write them. This book, therefore, is more suitable for a beginning adult reader than a beginning child reader because the subject matter and concepts are geared for adults. For all three books, my wife, Carole, did the illustrations and I wrote the text. The program accepted two of my books (Poseidon Got Dressed and Bank Accounts), but passed on The Smokers’ Lawsuit because they thought some of the words might be too difficult for the students they had at the time. If you or your students might be interested in The Smokers’ Lawsuit, however, check the preview for a representative example of the vocabulary level. The Smokers’ Lawsuit and Bank Accounts are the books from that project that are available on this site.