The Handbook by Jim BentonThe Handbook by Jim Benton

The Handbook

byJim BentonIllustratorJim Benton

Paper over Board | September 26, 2017

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There's nothing Jake likes more than some good trash-picking, so when his elderly neighbors move out and leave an especially promising-looking pile of household refuse on the curb, he goes right for it. He only has the chance to grab one box before his mom catches him and orders him in for dinner, though.

When mysterious goings-on begin to occur in the neighborhood, the trio investigates the hidden box from Jack's garage. In it, they find the Secret Parent's Handbook and with it all the means to subvert the irrational rules and petty tyranny of their home lives. No more clean rooms! No more vegetables! No more brushed hair or washed hands! It's all videogames and junk food all the time!

But the authorities -- and the resistance -- have taken notice of the strange goings-on in Jack and his friends' neighborhood. And they are closing in . . .
Jim Benton is the creator of many licensed properties, some for big kids, some for little kids, and some for grown-ups who, frankly, are probably behaving like little kids. You may already know his properties: It's Happy Bunny (TM) or Catwad (TM), picture book The End (Almost), and bestselling book series Dear Dumb Diary. Jim lives in ...
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Title:The HandbookFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:240 pages, 8.55 × 5.7 × 0.8 inPublished:September 26, 2017Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545942403

ISBN - 13:9780545942409

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