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Dear Dumb Diary #5: Can Adults Become Human?

Series: Dear Dumb Diary

by Jim Benton, Illustrated By Jim Benton


Scholastic Paperbacks
May 2006


Fiction
Ages 8 – 12 . Grades 3 – 7

Library of Congress: 2006280432


Lexile measure: 1050L

DRA: 60

Guided Reading: W

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Dear Dumb Diary,

My social studies teacher, Mr. VanDoy, never smiles. I know that's hard to believe, because everybody smiles about something, right?

Isabella smiles when her brothers get in trouble. Angeline smiles when she thinks about how much prettier she is than, like, a waterfall or a unicorn. I smile when I think about a unicorn kicking Angeline over a waterfall. But Mr. VanDoy doesn't smile at all. I wonder if when you become an adult, you can lose your sense of humor the way you lose your teeth or hair or fashion sense.
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Jim Benton

Jim Benton is an award-winning author and artist. You may know some of the other things he's made, like It's Happy Bunny, Dear Dumb Diary, Franny K. Stein, Victor Shmud, and more. He's created a TV series, written books, and produced a movie, and he always did everything his parents told him to do. Pretty much. Jim lives in Michigan with his wife and kids and can be found online at jimbenton.com.

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ISBN: 9780439796217

128pp. | 5-¼ x 7-⅝