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Humorous (fiction), 1,620 words, Level S (Grade 3), Lexile 660L
As if having the name "Ermaline" isn't bad enough, Ermaline's mother is crazy about safety. She decides to build a dummy to put in the back seat of their car so it will look like they are traveling with a man. The ugly dummy causes even more teasing for poor Ermaline. But when the dummy foils a car thief, Ermaline might have to change her mind.
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