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Charlie Bumpers vs. His Big Blabby Mouth

by Bill Harley
illustrated by Adam Gustavson

When Charlie exaggerates about his dad’s career and convinces his classmates that his dad would be the greatest Career Week speaker ever, what will happen if his dad actually does come and his friends find out the truth?

When his classmates are boasting about their parents’ jobs, Charlie gets carried away and leaves the impression that his accountant dad is not only the president of his company but also that he will hand out free calculators to everyone. With rumors flying around the school and expectations escalating, Charlie jumps the gun and tells his teacher Mrs. Burke that his dad can speak to their class during Career Week. Now Charlie has no choice. He has to get his dad to come in. But then, just before the big event Mr. Bumpers loses his job. Charlie is dumbfounded and devastated. How will he explain to his class? Will his dad still come in during Career Week? Fortunately, Mr. Bumpers has some very surprising plans of his own.

This fun series for young readers from Grammy–award winning author, Bill Harley, uses humor to illuminate important values such as learning to live together as a family and making the best of a bad situation. For more on this series, visit the Charlie Bumpers website here.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-940-7
Publication Date: 9/1/2017
Page Count: 176
Size: 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″
Age Range: 8 – 12
Language: English
Format: CD
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-942-1
Publication Date: 9/1/2017
Time: est. 2 hours
Size: 5″ x 5-7/8″ x 1″
Age Range: 8 – 12
Language: English
F&P: O, Gr 3, Genre RF
Themes: Boasting, Cooperation, Family, Responsibility, Unemployment
BISAC 1: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
BISAC 2: JUV013060 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents
BISAC 3: JUV035000 JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education

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Meet the Author

Bill Harley

Bill Harley is a two-time Grammy Award-winning storyteller, musician, and writer who has been writing and performing for kids and families for more than twenty-five years. He is the recipient of Parents’ Choice and ALA awards. He won a 2007 Grammy Award for his children’s storytelling album Blah Blah Blah and a 2009 Grammy Award for his children’s spoken-word album Yes to Running! Bill Harley Live. He lives in Massachusetts. You can visit his website here.

Meet the Illustrator

Adam Gustavson

Adam Gustavson is the illustrator of more than twenty books for children, as well as numerous periodicals. He holds a master of fine arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He lives in New Jersey. You can visit his website here.