Published by Little, Brown & Company

"The giggles never stop..."



DAD: Well? Did you knock their socks off?

DG: Not exactly. It all went by so fast.

DAD: So...chalk it up to experience. You've got your first big professional audition under your belt. How many sixth-graders can say that?"

DG: Dad, I'm in seventh.

I was still catching my breath from the overwhelming-ness of the whole thing when the double doors flew open and the cameraman sprinted over to me. "Dustin Grubbs, right? They need to talk to you for a second."

I locked eyes with Dad. No words were uttered but we could read each other's thought bubbles. They both said: "!!!"


Praise for Dustin Grubbs: Take Two...

"'Dustin, help me find your father's head.' With an opening line like that, how could you not want to read on? A hilarious novel...a perfect choice--even for the most reluctant readers."

- Children's Literature

"...believable characters, witty conversations, and a satisfying conclusion." - School Library Journal

"The giggles never stop no matter what Dustin does, with snappy dialogue coming from every character. Great fun for kids who like to laugh."

- Kirkus Reviews


"Bonk has another winner on his hands. The bad puns, Dustin's hilarious sarcastic voice, and the author's incredible imagination are irresistible. I guarantee that once you pick this book up, you won't be able to put it down..."


"Dustin's interactions with his family, as well as his attempts to make peace between the drama students and athletes, reveal the complexity behind his class-clown persona."

- The Horn Book Guide

"Crazy, wacky, funny..." -

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