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I found this little gem buried in the stacks... It's a little dated (or you might call it "classic"), but it's funny and cartoony and just might fit the bill for your Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans! Vignettes tell humorous stories that kids will relate to, like being compared to someone else's perfect child or daydreaming while doing math homework. It's a quick, easy read with little text on each page. The illustrations are reminiscent of William Steig and Charles Schultz.
Bernard Waber was the youngest in a creative family. At age 8, he ushered in a movie theater after school, so he often saw only the last ten minutes of a movie. He made a game of inventing beginnings and middles. When he returned from a tour of duty in World War II, he entered the Philadelphia College of Art. With a diploma and a new wife, he traveled to New York City, where he began working for ...moreMore about Bernard Waber...