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I totally funniest : a middle school story / James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein ; illustrated by Laura Park.

By: Patterson, James, 1947- [author.].
Contributor(s): Grabenstein, Chris [author.] | Park, Laura, 1980- [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Patterson, James, I funny novels: 3.; Patterson, James, Middle school novels: Publisher: London : Young Arrow, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 320 p. : illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780099596295 (pbk.).Other title: I funniest.Subject(s): Comedians -- Juvenile fiction | Contests -- Juvenile fiction | Children with disabilities -- Juvenile fiction | Fame -- Juvenile fiction | Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Juvenile fiction | Long Beach (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Children's fiction.DDC classification: [Fic]
Contents:
Jamie is heading to the national finals of the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest in Hollywood.
Summary: Everyone knows the kid is funny. He's proven he can be even funnier. But is Jamie Grimm really, totally the funniest kid in the world? I still can't believe it, but I, Jamie Grimm, am finally heading to the national finals of the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest in Hollywood! The competition's gonna be pretty stiff, but with the help of my good friends - and my newfound hordes of fans - I can maybe, possibly, not die of stage fright in front of the entire nation. Then there's only one thing left to do: prove that I Totally Funniest! - Back cover.
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Childrens Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Children's Fiction
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Children's Fiction
Children's Fiction PAT 2 Available
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Children's Fiction
Children's Fiction PAT Available

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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?

Jamie is heading to the national finals of the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest in Hollywood.

Everyone knows the kid is funny. He's proven he can be even funnier. But is Jamie Grimm really, totally the funniest kid in the world? I still can't believe it, but I, Jamie Grimm, am finally heading to the national finals of the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest in Hollywood! The competition's gonna be pretty stiff, but with the help of my good friends - and my newfound hordes of fans - I can maybe, possibly, not die of stage fright in front of the entire nation. Then there's only one thing left to do: prove that I Totally Funniest! - Back cover.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Jamie Grimm wants to win the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest more than anything. Since the accident that killed his parents and sister and left him in a wheelchair, Jamie has used comedy to help him cope with life. When he begins to believe he only moved on because of sympathy votes, Jamie's jokes become mean-spirited and he lashes out at his friends. He soon realizes that in order to win the contest, he must be honest with himself and show the world who he really is. Frankie Seratch is believable as the young comic. The humor in his voice and the emotion he uses in the more serious parts of Jamie's story are well done. While this is mainly Jamie's story, there are plenty of interesting characters, including his uncle, a yo-yo champion. Listeners will root for Jamie to win the contest as he demonstrates the importance of believing in yourself and treating others with respect. VERDICT Fans of this series and of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" (Abrams) will want to check this one out.-Sarah Flood, Breckinridge County Public Library, Hardinsburg, KY © Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.