Dear Dumb Diary #9: That's What Friends Aren't For

Series: Dear Dumb Diary

by Jim Benton, Illustrated By Jim Benton


Scholastic Paperbacks
January 2010


Fiction
Ages 8 – 12 . Grades 3 – 7

Library of Congress: 2010280096


Lexile measure: 930L

DRA: 50

Guided Reading: V

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Dear Dumb Diary,

So now I'm friends with Angeline. This is automatic friendship, and I have to just accept it and make the best of things.

See, if I objected, then Aunt Carol might divorce Angeline's uncle, sending both of them tumbling into a deep pit of depression for the rest of their lives, and Angeline could wind up feeling so guilty that she would have to go be locked up in an old dirty insane asylum for years and years, and Stinker's puppies could grow up not knowing both their parents --- and I couldn't live with myself for doing something like that to a puppy.
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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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