Jake the Fake Goes for Laughs (Paperback)
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For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate comes the second book in the side-splitting series about a class clown faking his way to comedy stardom from comedian and film star Craig Robinson, #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach, and NAACP History Maker recipient and cartoonist Keith Knight.
"An absolute riot!" --LINCOLN PEIRCE, author of the BIG NATE series
Jake cracks up the crowd as a budding comedian at the Music and Art Academy talent show, but his new ego is no laughing matter. And when he starts blowing off his friends to pursue his "art," Jake's big head becomes a huge bummer.
Plus, being the funny man is way tougher than it looks. Luckily, Jake has his mentor Maury Kovalski, a retired comedy showstopper, to teach him the ropes about humor--and humility--before Jake loses all his biggest fans and best friends!
Featuring more than 200 illustrations, Jake the Fake stuns again with even greater gags and giggles than before!
About the Author
Craig Robinson is an actor and musician best known for his work on NBC's The Office and for his appearances in such films as Hot Tub Time Machine, This is the End, Pineapple Express, and Morris from America, which previewed to high critical praise at Sundance. Adam Mansbach is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Go the F to Sleep. He has also written over a dozen other books as well as the screenplay for the movie Barry, about President Barack Obama as a college student. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Esquire, and on NPR's This American Life and All Things Considered.
Keith Knight is the recipient of the NAACP History Maker award and the creator of three highly regarded comic strips: The Knight Life, (th)ink, and The K Chronicles. His art has appeared in various publications worldwide, including The Washington Post, Daily KOS, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon.com, Ebony, ESPN the Magazine, L.A. Weekly, MAD Magazine, and The Funny Times.
Praise for Jake the Fake:
A Publishers Weekly African-American Young Readers selection!
"A fast and funny alternative to the Wimpy Kid." -Kirkus Reviews
"Robinson and Mansbach amp up the laughs in this wry novel." -Booklist
"Jake showcases an unforgettable kid whose imagination will blow your mind." -Essence
"Jake wouldn't worry about making it through sixth grade if he knew the all-star team he has behind his adventures. The laughs you'll have reading this book are definitely not fake!" -Jeffrey Brown, author of Lucy & Andy Neanderthal and Jedi Academy
"Everything about this book is funny. OK, maybe not the page numbers. But the words and pictures are hilarious; I laughed until boogers came out of my nose. (Don't worry, I put them back.)" -Dave Barry, author of Worst Class Trip Ever