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I Totally Funniest

A Middle School Story
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein (Electronic Book, 2015)
Jamie Grimm is back and better than ever in the third episode of James Patterson's bestselling I FUNNY series. Finding himself one step closer to his dream of being the best kid comic in the world, Jamie faces his biggest challenge yet.

After scoring big on national TV in the semifinals contest, everyone back home is jumping on the Jamie Grimm bandwagon, and all the attention might be going to his head. Not only are his friendships starting to suffer, but the pressure of coming up with his best material ever for the ultimate standup act to snag the final win in Hollywood is pushing Jamie to the brink. Suddenly, life isn't looking very funny anymore. Can Jamie take the grand prize without pushing away his fans, friends and family?
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316405942

    • On Sale Date: 01/26/2015

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown and Company

    Formats Available: Paper Over Board, Electronic Book, Audiobook, Audiobook

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Jamie Grimm is back and better than ever in the third episode of James Patterson's bestselling I FUNNY series. Finding himself one step closer to his dream of being the best kid comic in the world, Jamie faces his biggest challenge yet.

After scoring big on national TV in the semifinals contest, everyone back home is jumping on the Jamie Grimm bandwagon, and all the attention might be going to his head. Not only are his friendships starting to suffer, but the pressure of coming up with his best material ever for the ultimate standup act to snag the final win in Hollywood is pushing Jamie to the brink. Suddenly, life isn't looking very funny anymore. Can Jamie take the grand prize without pushing away his fans, friends and family?

James Patterson was selected by kids across America as the Children's Choice Book Awards Author of the Year in 2010. He is the internationally bestselling author of the Middle School series, I Funny, Confessions of a Murder Suspect, and the Maximum Ride, the Witch & Wizard, Daniel X, and Alex Cross series. His books have sold more than 275 million copies worldwide, making him one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

Chris Grabenstein is a New York Times bestselling author who has also collaborated with James Patterson on the I Funny and Treasure Hunters series and Daniel X: Armageddon. He lives in New York City.

Laura Park is a cartoonist and the illustrator of three books in the Middle School series and I Funny. She is the author of the mini-comics series Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream, and her work has appeared in the Best American Comics. She lives in Chicago.
  • Praise for I Funny:

    A #1 New York Times Bestseller

  • "....Poignant.... Readers learn about [Jamie's] devastating loss and recovery from a tragic event....The affecting ending, which reveals a more vulnerable Jamie behind the guise of his humor, celebrates Jamie's resilient spirit." (Kirkus Reviews
    ).

  • "The broad humor that runs throughout this heavily illustrated story... masks personal pain, demonstrating resiliency in the face of tragedy." (Publishers Weekly
    ).

  • "In all, a brimming bucket of bada-bing!"
    (Booklist).

  • Praise for Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life:

  • * "Patterson artfully weaves a deeper and more thought-provoking tale of childhood coping mechanisms and everyday school and family realities, readers are drawn into a deeper understand of and compassion for the main characters."
    (School Library Journal, starred review).

  • "A keen appreciation of kids' insecurities and an even more astute understanding of what might propel boy readers through a book.... a perfectly pitched novel."
    (Los Angeles Times).

  • "It's a chatty, funny, engaging book.... filled with energetic cartoons... that will appeal to your little rebel, depicting teachers as dungeon-keepers, matadors and flying dragons. Patterson... knows how to structure a plot and builds in some surprising--even touching--twists.... Rafe is the bad boy with a heart of gold." ( New York Times ).

  • "The book's... dynamic artwork and message that 'normal is boring' should go a long way toward assuring kids who don't fit the mold that there's a place for them, too." ( Publishers Weekly ).

  • "Cleverly delves into the events that make middle school so awkward: cranky bus drivers, tardy slips, bathroom passes and lots of rules.... Hopefully, this isn't eh last we hear from Rafe Khatchadorian." (The Associated Press).

  • "Incredibly detailed and imaginative illustrations... add depth and humor.... an enjoyable story that even the most reluctant readers should enjoy." (Library Media Connection).

  • "There is substance as well as appeal here.... Patterson deftly manages the pace of revelations that take readers deeper into Rafe's fragile trust.... Readers ready for something else in the same vein but more substantive that Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Peirce's Big Nate should be introduced to Rafe." (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books).

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I Totally Funniest
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN
  • Pages: 304
  • ISBN-13: 9780316405942
  • On Sale Date: 01/26/2015
I Totally Funniest