Pottymouth and Stoopid


By James Patterson

Illustrated by Stephen Gilpin

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In this "superwonderrific" (Jerry Spinelli) New York Times bestselling story, two best friends use laughter to turn the tables on their bullies.

David and his best friend Michael were tagged with awful nicknames way back in preschool when everyone did silly things. Fast-forward to seventh grade: "Pottymouth" and "Stoopid" are still stuck with the names–and everyone in school, including the teachers and their principal, believe the unfair labels are true. So how do they go about changing everyone's minds? By turning their misery into megastardom on TV, of course!
This important story delivers more than just laughs–it shows that the worst bullying isn't always physical . . . and that things will get better. Full of hilarious and engaging illustrations, this critically acclaimed, bestselling novel will have kids laughing out loud, and is also a great conversation starter for parents to read alongside their kids!
Official Notice to Parents:
There is no actual pottymouthing or stupidity in this entire book!
(Psst, kids: that second part might not be entirely true.)

  • Praise for Pottymouth and Stoopid:
    An instant New York Times bestseller!An IndieBound bestseller!
  • "I have one word for this book: SUPERWONDERRIFIC!"
    Jerry Spinelli, Newberry Medal-winning author of Maniac Magee and Stargirl
  • "This book is light and mighty. Funny and honest. And, in the words of one kid (who lives in my house), 'It's like he wrote about the people in my school (minus the limos and flufferknuckles, of course). Pottymouth and Stoopid is really, really good."
    Kwame Alexander, Newberry Medal-winning author of The Crossover
  • "A deeply satisfying twist that turns two seventh-graders haunted by nicknames bestowed in preschool into culture heroes. Readers will applaud as the two best buds find themselves at the head of a veritable army of geeks and brains with similarly disparaging nicknames. 'Awesometastic!'"
  • "Patterson and Grabenstein, the team behind the I Funny series, introduce two beleaguered but resilient seventh graders. As the boys struggle with their unfair reputations, the authors tackle bullies, unexpected friendships, and family troubles with comedy and poignancy. Gilpin's cartoons build on the story's many jokes, interludes from classmates and family members flesh out the boys' world, and the friends' hard-fought victory feels very well earned."
    Publisher's Weekly
  • "Pottymouth and Stoopid take on bullies and tough times with friendship and the power of funny!"
    Eric Kahn Gale, author of The Bully Book
  • "Readers can't help but laugh at the antics David and Michael perform, but through their story, readers are shown that the worst bullying is not always physical."
    School Library Connection
  • "Readers will be amused by Pottymouth and Stoopid's shenanigans [...] Entertaining."
  • "A funny, poignant tale of two quirky boys who suffer from years of endless teasing. Pottymouth and Stoopid triumph in the end, but only after reminding us how painful bullying can be. Boys are going to love this story."
    Dr. Michael Thompson, New York Times bestselling co-author of Raising Cain
  • "Silly, insightful and triumphant...You'll remember this book and these boys for a long time."
    Carrie Jones, New York Times bestelling author of the Needseries, Time Stoppers, and co-editor of Dear Bully

On Sale
Jun 12, 2017
Hachette Audio


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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