Dear Dumb Diary Year Two #5 (Paperback)

You Can Bet on That

By Jim Benton

Scholastic Paperbacks, 9780545642576, 160pp.

Publication Date: May 27, 2014

List Price: 5.99*
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Description

The hilarious and bestselling series from Jim Benton continues!

Jamie, Isabella, and Angeline have known each other for a long time. They've even become friends -- whether Jamie likes it or not. But when the trio starts a friendly competition, all bets are off. The loser will be treated to a game of Dare or Worse Dare... with Isabella. (And Jamie's pretty sure that's like having a banana-peeling contest with a starving monkey. The monkey always wins.)

What could go wrong? Probably everything. And it's probably all that blondwad Angeline's fault. Probably.

Jamie still has no idea that anyone is reading her diary, so please, please, please don't tell her. And definitely don't tell her that she's the star of her very own Dear Dumb Diary movie, available on DVD. (Her glamorous ego might not be able to handle it.)

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EXCERPT:

Dear Dumb Diary,

Isabella and I had one of those days where you spend four hours trying to come up with something to do, and then by the time you do, there’s no time to do it so you just watch TV in positions that make it look like maybe you were born without bones.

We do this about twelve times a month.

"Since we're not doing anything, we should practice debate," I said.

"No, we shouldn't," Isabella said.

"We just did," I said.


About the Author

Jim Benton is the creator of many licensed properties, some for big kids, some for little kids, and some for grown-ups who, frankly, are probably behaving like little kids. You may already know his properties: It's Happy Bunny (TM) or Catwad (TM), picture book THE END (ALMOST), and bestselling book series Dear Dumb Diary. Jim lives in Michigan with his spectacular wife and kids. Visit him online at www.jimbenton.com.


Praise For Dear Dumb Diary Year Two #5: You Can Bet on That

Praise for DEAR DUMB DIARY:

"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