When Ms. Mirabella assigns a writing assignment about runners, Rosalyn and William laugh to themselves. They wonder what this old woman could know about running. They resolve to study Rosalyn's Uncle Mike, who is running a big race in the upcoming weekend. Much to their surprise, who do they also see in the race but Ms. Mirabella herself! The students finally have the perfect subject for their writing assignment. This wonderful story teaches students not to judge a book by its cover. The story's delightful illustrations and powerful message will strike a chord with all young readers.