Planet Tad by Tim Carvell

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I was willing to give Carvell some leeway for those franchises and for “Star Wars,” which still have some relevance for Kids These Days. But when Tad mentioned the TV show “Little House on the Prairie,” I threw up my hands.
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Twelve-year-old Tad is a blogger with a plan, in the book Jon Stewart calls "hilarious to anyone who ever went through, is currently in, might go to, or flunked out of middle school."

Tad has an agenda: Survive seventh grade. He also wants to: grow a mustache, get girls to notice him, and do a kickflip on his skateboard. But those are not the main reasons he started a blog. Tad just has a lot of important thoughts he wants to share with the world, like: Here is the first thing I have learned about having a dog in your house: Don't feed them nachos. Not ever.

This highly illustrated and hilarious book is by the Emmy® Award-winning former head writer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and is based on a column in MAD Magazine. Through a series of daily entries, readers are treated to a year in Tad's blog that will leave them in stitches.

MAD Magazine and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © E.C. Publications. (s14)

 

About Tim Carvell

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Tim Carvell is the head writer forThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart, for which he has won four Emmys. He has also served as a writer and editor at Fortune, Sports Illustrated Women, and Entertainment Weekly, and his work has appeared in New York magazine, the New York Times, Esquire, Slate, and McSweeney's; the Daily Show books America: The Book and Earth: The Book; and the anthologies More Mirth of a Nation, Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans, and The McSweeney's Joke Book of Joke Books. He lives in New York with his partner, Tom Keeton.
 
Published May 8, 2012 by HarperCollins. 261 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Computers & Technology, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Dan Kois on May 11 2012

I was willing to give Carvell some leeway for those franchises and for “Star Wars,” which still have some relevance for Kids These Days. But when Tad mentioned the TV show “Little House on the Prairie,” I threw up my hands.

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