Published by Little, Brown & Company
"...lighthearted and uproarious..."
- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
NAME: Dustin Grubbs
CAREER GOAL: To change the world through my meaningful performances in movies, on TV, and the Broadway stage.
So maybe wanting to be an actor is kind of an ambitious dream for a sixth-grader--especially in a school that hasn't put on a play since the Dark Ages.
But nothing can stop Dustin Grubbs. He's snagged the leading role in a play that started out as a class project and is about to make his debut in front of the entire school--until a real live celebrity moves to Buttermilk Falls and threatens to steal the show.
Packed with catastrophes, crazy capers, and quirky characters, Dustin Grubbs: One-Man Show is a laugh-a-minute testament to "The show must go on!"
Praise for Dustin Grubbs: One-Man Show...
"Bonk must have had a wonderful time writing this story: quirky characters (even minor ones) have great lines; there are plenty of hilarious scenes, occasionally interrupted by thoughtful, bittersweet moments; and everything is wrapped up with a very satisfying ending." - Chris Sherman, Booklist
"It's rare for a book to make me laugh out loud--sometimes I wonder if I'm humor impaired. Well, Dustin Grubbs: One-Man Show made me laugh out loud! If you don't laugh during Granny's birthday party, you're made of sterner stuff than I am."
- Jan Fields, MyShelf.com
"...lighthearted and uproarious...Dustin is an eminently likeable narrator. The fast pace and good-natured humor will appeal to a wide range of readers." - Rachael Vilmar, School Library Journal
"...a fun and fast read. You'll definitely be rooting for Dustin all the way." - YABooksCentral.com
"...an act you shouldn't miss. This is a feel-good book that will have you laughing even after the last page is turned." - TeensReadToo.com
"The first-person narrative is clever and breezy, and the secondary characters such as Dustin's neighbor Ellen Mennopi (nicknamed LMNOP) are lively without stealing the show."
- The Horn Book Guide
"Bonk has captured the drama of middle school with its emphasis on friendships and peer pressure." - Flamingnet.com
"Fun characters and one misfortune after another will have you laughing out loud!"
"Read this fantastically funny book."
- Yeah Write Children's Literary Review