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Dear Dumb Diary #12: Me! (Just Like You, Only Better)

Series: Dear Dumb Diary

by Jim Benton, Illustrated By Jim Benton


Scholastic Paperbacks
June 2011


Fiction
Ages 8 – 12 . Grades 3 – 7

Library of Congress: 2011283484


Lexile measure: 940L

DRA: 50

Guided Reading: V

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Dear Dumb Diary,

A long time ago, I wrote a letter to the president about the space program and how it would be a good idea for ME to select the people who should be shot into space.

I made a lot of very good points about who should be selected, such as weight, ease of stuffing into a bag and tossing into a rocket, unnatural blondness of hair, and how much happier our Earth would be as a result.

I was much younger when I wrote it, and I understand that my ideas would not have been seriously considered.

But that was six months ago, and now I think I am qualified to choose.
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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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--- - From Dear Dumb Diary


Dear Dumb Diary,


I went five whole days without seeing or hearing from Angeline. I was beginning to get used to it. It's true that I have learned to overlook many of Angeline's flaws, like her flawlessness, but she can still be difficult to be around. Like when she's lit perfectly, for example.


To my extreme credit, I have learned to pretened to ignore Angeline's failure to not be perfect.

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