My Pants Are Haunted! (Dear Dumb Diary Series #2) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Read the hilarious, candid (and sometimes not-so-nice), diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true -- or at least as true as it needs to be.

They were just a soft, ordinary pair of thrift-shop jeans until Jamie Kelly tried them on . . . Then they became a tight, scratchy, slightly smelly, and utterly ordinary pair of thrift-shop jeans with an embarrassing haunting problem. Do the pants have the power to soothe a vengeful beagle, vanquish The ...

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My Pants Are Haunted! (Dear Dumb Diary Series #2)

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Overview

Read the hilarious, candid (and sometimes not-so-nice), diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true -- or at least as true as it needs to be.

They were just a soft, ordinary pair of thrift-shop jeans until Jamie Kelly tried them on . . . Then they became a tight, scratchy, slightly smelly, and utterly ordinary pair of thrift-shop jeans with an embarrassing haunting problem. Do the pants have the power to soothe a vengeful beagle, vanquish The Prettiest Girl in the World, or make the wearer irresistible to the eighth cutest guy in the grade? Are the haunted pants so dazzling they can hurt and maybe permanently damage the eyes of onlookers? Or are the haunted pants just, well, haunted (which is kind of gross when you think about it)?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Jamie Kelly leads the typical, difficult life of a girl in middle school: she gets in fights with her dinosaur-aged mom over fashion; she gets stuck with a series of crummy lab partners when her science teacher uses assigned seating rearrangement as a disciplinary tactic; her dog keeps chewing holes in her favorite (and, more importantly, fashionably acceptable) jeans; and her crush only seems to have eyes for the most beautiful girl in school. But everything changes when Jamie gets a new pair of jeans and her friend Isabelle hatches a master plan to help them rise up the popularity ladder at school. Suddenly, things go from bad to worse! A late-night horror movie reveals the clear cause of all of Jamie's problems—her jeans are haunted! Young readers will enjoy this socially perceptive and entertaining look into Jamie Kelly's middle-school world; presented in diary format, the book presents humorous cartoon drawings on every page, as well as a toy-like features, such as a cut-out cover and a color postcard featuring one of the book's joking illustrations. This second book in the "Tales from Mackerel Middle School" series is sure to provide many laughs at late-night slumber parties, but it provides little in the way of meaningful substance; although Jamie agonizes over her own popularity status at school, she displays a lack of reflectivity and empathy for her peers, offering little in the way of growth for readers. 2004, Scholastic Inc, Ages 8 to 12.
—Meredith Ackroyd
From the Publisher

What's new, what's cool: Dear Dumb Diary'
By Jennifer Tobia
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"Dear Dumb Diary," by Jim Benton (Scholastic, $4.99).
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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545649438
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/27/2013
  • Series: Dear Dumb Diary Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 37,429
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 31 MB
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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 www.jimbenton.com and on Twitter at @JimBenton.
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  • Posted March 2, 2009

    My Daughter loved it

    Great Book. She had a great time reading it. She is familiar with the Dear Dumb Diary series and said that this one is one of her favorites!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2008

    You should read this book.

    I thought this was a good book.I read this book from my school libary.If u love funny book's u should read this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2008

    Dear Dumb Diary is great!

    I loved the book so much! After reading it I could not stop laughing!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2007

    AWSOME Book!

    This book is the best ive ever read I know this cause if i say so myself i hate reading, but this book is HA-LA-RIOUS!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Toats odvi love it

    You have done it again Jim benton. You have created the most epic and awsome book EVER!!!!!!!!!!

    -Kayblog

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Book

    I read it on sb (secretbuilders) and I thought it was boring. My friend recommended it to me and we read it her house. We laughed like crazy, and her sister came in every 5 minutes to lecture us. We told her to read it. She had a weird smile, her face turned purple, and before I knew it, she busted out laughing. Unfortunately, my brother mehd and middle fingered me. I recommend this to any fourth grader that likes to laugh. Ps She recommended the first year two book, not the my pants are haunted one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    DANIELLE

    Hey u here?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Uffufue

    Kdujidcjud hate you

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Leah

    : ( kk i wont be talking bc im going to my cousins house

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Woo hoo

    Awesome series!

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  • Posted February 23, 2011

    this book is okay

    This book is okay but it was kind of slow in the beginning to me. But you guys may think different, but other than that, I loved this book. It's great for kids in 5th through 6th grade who like these kind of cartoony like books and who like a book that is cool but also a book that you can learn from. There is some things in this book that she did that could embarras you if you do it. Like thinking your pants are haunted or thinking that people actually eat pants..... AND REMEMBER, YOUR PANTS AREN"T HAUNTED!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 13, 2010

    this book it hilarious!

    i have read this series before when i was little but now that im older i understand the jokes and how the main character really jumps to conclusions about people and ideas! its about this girl named jamie kelly living a life as a middle schooler with a normal school. i can connect with jamie because these people in my school asre exactly liek hers. there are populars. dorks. terrible food in the cafeteria and very strange teachers.

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  • Posted February 4, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    i THINK

    Awesome book my friend read it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2008

    the funniest

    the funniest of all time you should read this book like .............. now!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2007

    best book ever!

    it is the greatest! I also like the camel makeover.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2007

    I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!

    this book is awesome i read one in like two hours becuase i couldnt put it down and then i let all my freinds read it and they too loved it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2006

    I LOVE this book!

    I really love this book. I read it all the time!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2006

    really good

    I just finished reading it and I loved reading it. I like because Jamie gets mixed up in the middle but then she she works it all out in the end. I think any girl around the age of ten would like it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2006

    I loved this book

    I loved this book so much! It is so funny. I can't wait to read the rest. Right now I think Jim Benton is the best author!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2006

    I think it is SO stupid!

    No NORMAL girl acts like Jamie does. She is SO spoiled and acts like a brat. Her comics are good and that it. The rest is STUPID!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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