Born Yesterday (Hardcover)

The Diary of a Young Journalist

By James Solheim, Simon James (Illustrator)

Philomel Books, 9780399251559, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 18, 2010

List Price: 15.99*
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Spring 2010 Kids' Next List

“An aspiring journalist, who happens to be a newborn, writes an expose on what it means to navigate life, how to get the attention of your big sister, and all things baby. Even if you child asks to hear this story every night, Born Yesterday is so laugh-out-loud funny that you won't mind.”
— Katherine Fergason, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Vineyard Haven, MA
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"July 8"

Imagine A day ago I?d never even heard of the world, and suddenly here I am in it. There's so much to write about?macaroni, Fun World, and a big sister who has it all figured out. Which is why boys adore her. I need to get her attention back on me? and quick. But how? Should I take up sumo wrestling? Stunt flying? All I know how to do is write.

But don't tell anyone. This diary you?re looking at is TOP SECRET? just for you and me

Renowned illustrator Simon James brings sweetness and charm to James Solheim's hilarious diary of a baby?and the result is a one-of-a-kind picture book no one will be expecting

About the Author

Simon J. James is lecturer in Victorian literature at the University of Durham.