My Big Mouth: 10 Songs I Wrote That Almost Got Me Killed

by Peter Hannan, Illustrated By Peter Hannan

Scholastic Press
July 2011

Ages 8 – 12 . Grades 3 – 7

Library of Congress: 2010034426

Lexile measure: 640L

DRA: 60

Guided Reading: W



Davis Delaware is not from Delaware. But try telling that to everyone at his new school. When you move in the middle of ninth grade, people are going to think whatever they want about you. If they pay attention at all.

Blending in is fine with Davis. He just wants to doodle in his notebook. Make a few friends. Not rock the boat.

Easier said than done.

Because when he starts a band called The Amazing Dweebs with beautiful Molly and nerdy Edwin, Davis rocks the boat big-time. And all that rocking gets the attention of school bully Gerald "the Butcher" Boggs. Now Davis is suddenly king of the school -- and the Butcher's next target.

This can't end well.

This illustrated middle-grade novel from CATDOG creator Peter Hannan is packed with doodles, song lyrics, notebook pages, a mini flip book -- and lots of laughs.
Peter Hannan

Peter Hannan created the Nickelodeon animated series CatDog. He also wrote and sang the show's theme song. He is the author/illustrator of My Big Mouth: 10 Songs I Wrote That Almost Got Me Killed, the Super Goofballs series, Freddy, King of Flurb, The Greatest Snowman in the World, Escape From Camp Wannabarf, and The Adventures of a Huge Mouth. His work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, and galleries and been turned into everything from t-shirts to cheese crackers. He loves pets. He firmly believes that pets should rule the world. He lives in California.


  • Praise for Peter Hannan:

    "The creator of Nickelodeon's CatDog sets his Super Goofballs series into super silly, sophomoric motion, starring characters with names that tell readers all they need to know....Hannan's copious cartoons chronicle these zany antics...."
    --Publishers Weekly review of Super Goofballs #1


--- - ! "In this new school, in a new town, Molly and Edwin only knew I had been in a band. That was technically true, but it was the school band and my instrument was the bassoon. The bassoon is the complete opposite of the guitar – a chick anti-magnet. Girls are instantly repelled into space if they come within twenty feet of a bassoon-blowing buffoon. From that day forward, when it comes to the bassoonist, those girls permanently reside on Planet Bug Off, Dimwit.
\tI did play the guitar a little. Just not in a band. And not outside my room. But it turned out that my new bandmates were even worse.
\tSo I was in a bad band. But it was the bad band that Molly was in."

ISBN: 9780545162104

240pp. | 5-½ x 8-¼