I Funny: School of Laughs

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By James Patterson

With Chris Grabenstein

Illustrated by Jomike Tejido

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To save his school library, Jamie Grimm teaches other kids how to tell jokes in a comedy class — but it’s tougher than he expects in this funny book for kids of all ages.

Teaching other kids how to be funny is the toughest gig that Jamie Grimm has ever had, and with the highest stakes. If he fails, his school library will be shut down for good!

Even though he has a national contest trophy and a TV show under his belt, Jamie Grimm isn’t one to sit back and relax. When his school has a major funding crisis, Jamie hits on a bright idea to save the day — a comedy class for the other students. Little does he know that making jokes and teaching jokes are two very different things . . . and he’s only good at one of them. With the fate of his school’s library on his shoulders, Jamie has to dig deep to see if he has what it takes to succeed at his most difficult challenge yet.

Series:

  • Praise for I Funny: School of Laughs:
    A Barnes & Noble Best Book for Young Readers Pick
    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, Kirkus Reviews
  • "The broad humor that runs throughout this heavily illustrated story... masks personal pain, demonstrating resiliency in the face of tragedy."
    Publisher's Weekly, Publishers Weekly
  • "Play[s] readers' heartstrings like a banjo... In all, a brimming bucket of bada-bing!"
    Booklist, Booklist
  • Praise for I Even Funnier:A New York Times Bestseller
  • "The wisecrack-laced narrative is enhanced by lots of pen-and-ink cartoons with added dialogue."
    Booklist, Booklist
  • "Patterson and Grabenstein pay homage to the timeless comedy of Abbott and Costello, Groucho Marx, and other greats, while introducing new jokes that speak directly to the middle school experience. "
    SLJ, School Library Journal

On Sale
Apr 3, 2017
Publisher
Hachette Audio
ISBN-13
9781478940494

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James Patterson

About the Author

James Patterson is the most popular storyteller of our time. He is the creator of unforgettable characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Jane Effing Smith, and Maximum Ride, and of breathtaking true stories about the Kennedys, John Lennon, and Princess Diana, as well as our military heroes, police officers, and ER nurses. He has coauthored #1 bestselling novels with Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton, told the story of his own life in James Patterson by James Patterson, and received an Edgar Award, ten Emmy Awards, the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation, and the National Humanities Medal.

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Jomike Tejido

About the Illustrator

Jomike Tejido is an author-illustrator who has illustrated more than one hundred children’s books. He is based in Manila, and once got into trouble in school for passing around funny cartoons during class. He now does this for a living, and shares his jokes with his daughter, Sophia.

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