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july 4, 2017

A funny and slightly frazzled boy (whom you may remember from First Grade Dropout) flat-out refuses to move up to second grade in this hilarious tale of friendship, growing up, and moving on.

"Cordell’s scraggly cartooning expertly channels the narrator’s nervousness (and Tyler’s sisters’ mischievousness), and although Vernick ends on an encouraging note, she keeps the anxiety-fueled jokes coming until nearly the last page."--Publishers Weekly

"A new look at an age-old fact: change is hard but maybe not as hard as what one might imagine."--Kirkus