Dear Dumb Diary Year Two #4 (Paperback)

What I Don't Know Might Hurt Me

By Jim Benton

Scholastic Paperbacks, 9780545377652, 144pp.

Publication Date: June 25, 2013

List Price: 6.99*
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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.

About 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.

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


"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