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My Life as a Bookby Janet Tashjian
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Summers finally here, and Derek Fallon is looking forward to pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting silly investigations. But when his parents decide to send him to Learning Camp, Dereks dreams of fun come to an end. Ever since hes been labeled a “reluctant reader,” his mom has pushed him to read “real” books—something other than his beloved Calvin & Hobbes.
As Derek forges unexpected friendships and uncovers a family secret involving himself (in diapers! no less), he realizes that adventures and surprises are around the corner, complete with curve balls.
My Life as a Book is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Derek Fallon has trouble sitting still and reading. But creating cartoons of his vocabulary words comes easy. If only life were as simple!
Summers finally here, and Derek Fallon is looking forward to pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting unusual investigations. But when Dereks parents get tired of cleaning up after his “fun,” they decide to send him to Learning Camp. His entire summer is ruined! Until Derek starts digging into a family secret involving himself (in diapers! no less), and he realizes that this summer may not be so bad after all. . . .
About the Author
JANET TASHJIAN is the author of many popular novels including The Gospel According to Larry, Fault Line, and Tru Confessions. She lives with her family in Los Angeles, California.
JAKE TASHJIAN has been drawing pictures of his vocabulary words since he was a kid (he’s now fourteen). Janet and Jake’s next collaboration, My Life as a Stuntboy, will be available from Henry Holt in October 2011.
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