Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Making Money (Charlie Joe Jackson Series #4) (Hardcover)

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By Tommy Greenwald, JP Coovert (Illustrator)
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Charlie Joe's weekly allowance just isn't cutting it and he desperately needs money to buy a Botman, the latest gadget to sweep his middle school. Only catch is, he wants to earn the money by doing the least amount of work possible. After several failed attempts, including a near disastrous day of dog-walking, Charlie Joe hatches a plan to throw his own bar mitzvah (no gifts please—checks only) even though he's not Jewish. Hilarity ensues when throwing a fake coming-of-age party turns out to be much harder than it looks.

About the Author

Tommy Greenwald has enjoyed reading all his life, which is why he's appalled that his kids Charlie, Joe and Jack, would prefer getting a dental check-up to checking out a book. After years of pleading, threatening, and bribing, Tommy finally decided the only way to get his kids to read was to write a book about how to get out of reading. The result was Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading. And they read it! (So they say.) The Executive Creative Director at SPOTCO, an entertainment advertising agency in New York City, Tommy lives in Connecticut with his wife, Cathy; his non-reading sons, Charlie, Joe and Jack; and his dogs, Moose and Coco.

JP Coovert lives in Cincinnati, Ohio where he uses his time making as much rad artwork as possible. On the side, he co-runs a record and comic label called One Percent Press. He's written and drawn almost 50 comics, including his ongoing series, Simple Routines. JP Wants to create cool stuff forever, like illustrating every animal on the planet, creating a library full of kids books, and painting a mural on the moon!

Praise For…

“A perfect read aloud, this debut is filled with passages that beg to be shared.” —Booklist, starred review

“Slackers everywhere have a new, likable hero in Charlie Joe Jackson.” —Kirkus

“Anyone concerned about the state of education in America will be more concerned after reading this book. But slacker kids who want to mail in their next book report will find it beneficial.” —Kenny Mayne, ESPN Sportscaster

“Watch out Wimps! Charlie Joe Jackson is showing kids exactly how its done... and by "it" I mean how to avoid that pesky task of reading a book. However, what these students don't know is that in the process of learning how to avoid reading a book... oops they've read one... and if the experience of this librarian is correct, it will only be the first book they will read! When your new readers discover they have finished this book they will be struck by one of two thoughts: 1. Where's the sequel? 2. That wasn't so bad... got anything else like it. Charlie Joe Jackson is like a free scoop of ice cream... enticing, cool and will leave the newly minted readers hungry for more!” —Josh Newhouse, Librarian and Reading Advocate, Sligh Middle Magnet School; Tampa, Florida

Product Details
ISBN: 9781596438408
ISBN-10: 1596438401
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: August 26th, 2014
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Charlie Joe Jackson Series