Annotations for Never Underestimate Your Dumbness


Baker & Taylor
While preparing for her aunt's marriage to her school's assistant principal, Jamie Kelly still manages to document in her diary all of the stupid things her archrival Angelina does, which is most relevant because they will soon be cousins.

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Scholastic
Sneak a peek inside the NY Times bestselling diary of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything she writes is true -- or at least as true as it needs to be.


Dear Dumb Diary,

Isabella is probably right. She almost always is.

When I think back on all the things I've seen Angeline do, the one thing they have in common is that they're all dumb. (They're all strawberry-scented, too, but I think that's just her conditioner -- although her body might actually secrete its own strawberry scent.)

But of all the dumb things she's ever done, this has got to be the dumbest. . . .


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Scholastic
The wedding Dear Dumb Diary readers have been anxiously anticipating is about to become a reality: Jamie's aunt and Angeline's uncle joined together until death do they part -- or until the divorce Jamie has been feverishly wishing for since they started dating finally happens. Now, three of Jamie's most dreaded nightmares are about to be combined into one unbearable event:

1) Very VERY poofy brown dresses

2) Wedding clogs

3) A lifetime of being related to Angeline, a.k.a. Blondewad

Jamie has just one word for this kind of horror:

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!"

PRAISE FOR JIM BENTON AND DEAR DUMB DIARY:

"What's new, what's cool: 'Dear Dumb Diary.' You'll laugh out loud at what this girl has to say." -- Knight Ridder Tribune

"This book's witty and satiric sense of humor is sure to resonate with kids and make these books a must-have." -- BIG BLUE DOT Trend Update

"Told in knee-slapping diary entries...Jim Benton delivers a wonderfully silly series that combines his knack for knowing what kids love to read with fun illustrations. Young audiences will eat up Jamie's diary descriptions...while parents are sure to see their kids beg for more Dumb Diary books." -- The Barnes & Noble Review



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