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7 Good Reasons Not to Grow Up

By Jimmy Gownley   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9780545859325 Paperback
272 Pages | 5.531" x 8.012" | Ages 9 to 12

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9780545859370 Ebook
272 Pages | Ages 9 to 12

The kids at prestigious Greycliff Academy are in for a surprise when their hero, Kirby Finn, turns out to be something he's not.

To his friends at Greycliff Academy, Kirby seems to have it all: charm, brains, and a lucky streak that won't quit. He's also the notorious hero creating the snarky videos “7 Good Reasons Not to Grow Up,” which expose just how dumb adults can be. Why would any kid want to become one of them? But there's also a mystery about Kirby. And when his best friend, Raja, finds out his secret, Kirby, Raja, and their friends have to grow up fast and face the world head-on.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for The Dumbest Idea Ever!:

* "Gownley's story is wonderful; his small-town life is so vividly evinced it's difficult to not get lost in it." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A deeply personal and genuine work of autobiography, and an open letter of assurance to aspiring artists everywhere." — Publishers Weekly

"An excellent example of autobiographical sequential art at its most deeply felt." — Booklist

"This charming and inspiring tale will be enjoyed by fans of Raina Telgemeier's Smile (Scholastic, 2010) and aspiring comics creators everywhere." — School Library Journal