Dear Dumb Diary Year Two #4: What I Don't Know Might Hurt Me

Dear Dumb Diary Year Two #4: What I Don't Know Might Hurt Me

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by Jim Benton
     
 

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Bestselling author Jim Benton is back, continuing a new spin on a favorite series!

Dear Dumb Diary,   

Just when I was pretty sure we could let the Student Awareness Committee quietly die a dignified death like some majestic old elephant or the Square Dancing Club, Angeline has to be aware of something. Great.

And, of course,

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Bestselling author Jim Benton is back, continuing a new spin on a favorite series!

Dear Dumb Diary,   

Just when I was pretty sure we could let the Student Awareness Committee quietly die a dignified death like some majestic old elephant or the Square Dancing Club, Angeline has to be aware of something. Great.

And, of course, it couldn’t be something interesting like nail polish or why maybe there should be a special class in nail polish and how to get it out of your beagle’s ear. (Mom, if you’re reading this, I’m not admitting anything. Somebody else could have painted a heart in his ear.)

Angeline just had to be aware of one of those THINGS THAT ADULTS LIKE.

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"This series is so much fun -- hilarious and creative -- giving a voice to an average-seeming kid, who knows deep down that she is something special." --INDIGO KIDS

"Benton has a gift for writing Jamie's voice exactly like the girl you'd want sitting next to you in class, whispering terrible comments." --KIDS BOOKS CENTRAL

"Benton is a genius at expressing a believable preteen girl worldview without silly vernacular or dumbing down to his audience." --KIDSREADS.COM

Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Jamie Kelly is writing in her diary again. She shares her insights into school and family life as she describes her daily activities. This month her biggest concern is recruiting more students for the Wednesday afternoon Cuisine Club in an effort to win a cash prize for the greatest increase in membership. Her friend Isabella is on the same quest for the Videogamer Club, but it appears that Angeline may have the inside track with her Student Awareness Committee, since she has decided to confront the problem of bullying. Most students already belong to a club, so one student becomes the object of pursuit by all three girls. Dicky Flartsnutt is not used to such intense attention, but he accepts his new role with good grace and even ends up inviting all three girls to his home where they discover something totally unexpected—a truly loving family. They discover that an armor of love protects Dicky when the local bully teases him; it shields him from the isolation of eating alone in the cafeteria; and it sustains him in dealing with his strange allergies and appearance. Messages about types of bullying and ways to avoid being a bully are integrated into the humorous entries written in the episodic style of a middle school student. Pen and ink drawings extend the text and contribute to the overall mood. Part of the "Dear Dumb Diary, Year Two" series. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545377652
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Series:
Dear Dumb Diary Year Two Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
274,781
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
890L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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