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Jake the Fake Keeps It Real
by Craig Robinson and Adam Mansbach and Keith Knight


Overview - For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate comes the first book in a side-splitting illustrated series from comedian and film star Craig Robinson, #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach, and NAACP History Maker recipient and cartoonist Keith Knight.  Read more...

 
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More About Jake the Fake Keeps It Real by Craig Robinson; Adam Mansbach; Keith Knight
 
 
 
Overview
For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate comes the first book in a side-splitting illustrated series from comedian and film star Craig Robinson, #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach, and NAACP History Maker recipient and cartoonist Keith Knight.

Jake can barely play an instrument, not even a kazoo. And his art? It's better suited for Pictionary than Picasso. Which is a real problem because Jake just faked his way into the Music and Art Academy for the gifted and talented (and Jake is pretty sure he is neither). More jokester than composer, Jake will have to think of something quick before the last laugh is on him.

Featuring more than 160 illustrations, Jake the Fake is sure to bring the laughs with his hilarious high jinks

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780553523515
  • ISBN-10: 0553523511
  • Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: March 2017
  • Page Count: 144
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.7 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds

Series: Jake the Fake #1

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - United States - African-American
Books > Juvenile Fiction > School & Education
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-12-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

Actor/comedian Robinson, Go the F**k to Sleep author Mansbach, and The Knight Life cartoonist Knight team up for a slightly edgy spoof of touchy-feely, experiential education in this heavily illustrated story. Jake, an African-American sixth grader, has a severe case of imposter syndrome after cheating and faking his way into the elite Music and Art Academy. Jakes gifted older sister, Lisa, thrives at the academy, where students are encouraged to get creative through assignments like chewing a piece of gum for six hours, then writing a play about it. Under the very loose tutelage of free-spirited Mr. Allen, Jake pushes the definition of artistic in order to throw everybody off the scent of my fakeness, finding freedom (and a cover) in intentionally bizarre behavior such as trash sculpting or creating bands that dont play music. Knights zippy b&w spot illustrations play up the storys gross-out humoras in a scene of laser-beam-wielding dolphins decapitating radioactive kangaroos during Jakes book report about an imaginary bookand a supporting cast of quirky art-school types rounds out this offbeat novel, first in a planned series. Ages 812. (Mar.)

 
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