Am I the Princess or the Frog? (Dear Dumb Diary Series #3)

Am I the Princess or the Frog? (Dear Dumb Diary Series #3)

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by Jim Benton

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"Dear Dumb Diary," by Jim Benton (Scholastic, $4.99).
Middle-schooler Jamie Kelly is mad. She's mad at Angeline, the most popular and prettiest girl in the world (or at least in Mackerel Middle School).
Jamie is mad at the fact that she has to go to middle school in the first place. She's mad at her disapproving parents, and mad at Hudson Rivers (the eighth cutest guy in her grade) for not noticing her. Her only hope is to console in her diary, the one place where she can spill her heart out and draw pictures of how things really look.

"Dear Dumb Diary" (Scholastic, $4.99) by Jim Benton is a look at Jamie's life in her own words. Her adventures include avoiding trouble (or getting into it) with her partner in crime, Isabella; rating people on a "Loser"
scale; dealing with crazy cafeteria monitor Miss Bruntford; and observing and caring for her dog Stinker.

You'll laugh out loud at what this girl has to say.

From Our Editors The Barnes & Noble Review
The hilarious author of the Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist books zaps fans with another new series, this time about a girl braving the trials and tribulations of middle school. Told in knee-slapping diary entries, the first installment of Jamie Kelly's tales begins as "the worst thing that can happen to you in middle school" almost occurs: getting a nasty nickname (for all of you uneducated souls out there). From there, Jamie goes on to describe a schoolmate's misfortune of using ChocoMint lip smacker; her interest in almost-hunk boy Hudson Rivers; and most of all her unkind feelings toward Angeline, a pretty blonde girl who Jamie's sure is "scorpion-like" beneath her sweet exterior. But when a mysterious culprit smacks the school's cafeteria monitor in her "neck blubber" with meatloaf, Jamie takes the heat and winds up almost-pals with Angeline. Jim Benton delivers a wonderfully silly series that combines his knack for knowing what kids love to read with fun illustrations. Young audiences will eat up Jamie's diary descriptions of stealing Angeline's hair out of the wastebasket, her "glazed" cousin, and just about every other crazy event that happens, while parents are sure to see their kids beg for more Dumb Diary books. As the subtitle suggests, we can pretend this never happened, but in reality we're sure happy it did. Shana Taylor

"This book's witty and satiric sense of humor is sure to resonate with kids and make these books a must-have.” –BIG BLUE DOT Trend Update

From the Fans…

“omg u totally rule!!!! i luv happy bunny! and i read dear dumb diary... its so hillarious!…lol” --dani

“yo mr.benton, u r totally AWESOME!!! I'm totally trying to get my mom to buy me the 2nd dumb diary book!! they r hilarious!! (but true!!!) :)” -- sk8erbear

“dear dumb diary is an awesome book I did that for my book report.” –Keith

“I'm going to start collecting your books. I'll call it, My Collection of Books By Jim Benton.” -- Olivia L.

“Thanks for making reading so much fun!” --Jennifer L.

“My daughter recently purchased your first edition of your Dear Diary books at a school book fair. I must admit. . . I don't know who enjoyed the book more, my daughter or me. (I am 31 and my daughter is 9!!) I can't remember the last time I laughed that hard! It was hysterical! Congrats on a great new series!” --Marisa W.

“My 9-year-old daughter loved your book! She actually laughed out loud while reading it! It is qui

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Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
Dear Dumb Diary Series, #3
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Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.41(d)
1040L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Jim Benton is a New York Times bestselling author and the creator of many licensed properties, including the hugely successful It's Happy Bunny. He's created a kids' TV series, designed clothing, and written books, such as the Franny K. Stein series and the bestselling Dear Dumb Diary series. Jim lives in Bloomfield, Michigan with his spectacular wife and kids. Visit him online at and on Twitter at @JimBenton.

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Am I the Princess Or the Frog? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the best one of my favorite series and it was the first on I read to. This one really got me hooked!
Dancer15KB More than 1 year ago
This book is funny and somtimes can relate to real life. This is a funny, funny, book. This book is Jamie Kelly's diary so don't tell her that we are reading her diary! shhhhh!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it had to be the best book I ever read and I have read alot of books I am in sixth grade so I pretty much get what the message is in this book but my message is that we are all princesses to everyone in the inside but READ THIS BOOK I will be filled with laughter and maybe even a belly ache and a few tears but this has to be the best seires since Little Genie to my mind ofcourse Yes a thousand times yes DO READ THIS BOOK it is funnier than well I don't know but read this book please
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pure awsomeness !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful book. I have read the first three Dear Dumb Diaries and this is by far the best one yet. The reason I wouldn't give it 5 stars is because it is pretty predictable. If you are wondering right now if you should buy this book the answer is yes, yes, YES!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great! I read it so fast though! I am going to read all of the rest of them. I couldn't put it down. I understood it too. That stuff happened to me. Except the whole teacher thing. That is disgusting!! I recommend this book to any one that enjoys reading diaries and funny books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love all the dear dumd diary books!! I always laugh! They are fun to read! I love all the books, I'm waiting for the Fourth one to come out, I CAN'T WAIT!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dear dumb diary series is what you need for a good laugh. Just because their short books doesn't mean their not great! I can't wait till the next one comes out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Makes me laugh;the whole series. And I loved the first and the second one. Can't wait until the third one is released. It tells you about real life and how funny it can be!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just read dear dumb diary and am writing a report on this book. I LOVE IT!!!!I really can't wait to read my pants are haunted. I had no idea that there was a third book I can't wait. I know Jamie isn't real, but thanks I learned alot about people and pets.In fact it's great to be reassured that my life is like most of the girls out there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Dear dumb diary is funny and so good! I love the character Jamie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dear dumb diary iz so funny!!!!!!!!! i want 2 collect all of the books!!!!! The ones i have r my pants are haunted,prented this never happend.