If you thought Junie B. Jones was funny—catch more laughs from New York Times bestselling author Barbara Park with the hilarious sequel to Skinnybones—just right for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and I Funny!
And the award goes to…Alex Frankovitch! Roll out the red carpet! Alex “Skinnybones” Frankovitch is about to become a HUGE star—in his very own TV commercial! But Alex’s plans for stardom go HORRIBLY wrong. Forget fame and fortune—his friends think he’s a FLOP! And his fan club only has two members—a cat and a drooling toddler. Can Alex figure out another way to get his name in lights? Or is this star going to crash and burn?
“Skinnybones equals tickled funny bones.” —Booklist
“Young Alex ‘Skinnybones’ Frankovitch finally gets his chance to become a Big Celebrity…in this amusing follow-up to Skinnybones.” —Publishers Weekly
“Once again demonstrating her remarkable ear for dialogue, [Barbara Park] also shows a good sense of timing in this fast-paced outing.” —School Library Journal
Alex Frankovitch figures that he has finally made it. Having won the National Kitty Fritters Commercial Contest, he hopes to impress the folks back home. At last, he thinks, he will shed his humiliating nickname "Skinnybones'' and develop a new, more powerful persona through a successful TV career. There is just one hitch: Alex's big break into commercials is as a wimpy, six-year-old weakling, wearing a Davy Crockett cap and pulling a red wagon. To further compound his problems, his nemesis Annabelle Posey is enjoying his discomfort, and Alex can't even land the lead in the Christmas play. This lively sequel to Skinnybones won't disappoint readers; once again, Alex's struggles to reconcile his dreams with the rough realities of middle school are related in a humorous, fast-moving style. Ages 8-12.
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Awesome and funny