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Charlie Bumpers vs. His Big Blabby Mouth

Part of Charlie Bumpers

by Bill Harley
illustrated by Adam Gustavson

It’s Career Week, and Charlie Bumpers has convinced everyone that his dad would be the greatest speaker ever. But what happens when his dad loses his job?

While his classmates are boasting about their parents’ jobs, fourth grader Charlie Bumpers 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.

Then, with rumors flying around the school and expectations escalating, Charlie tells his teacher that his dad can speak to their class during Career Week. But just before the big event, Mr. Bumpers loses his job. How will Charlie explain to his class? Will his dad still come in during Career Week? Fortunately, Mr. Bumpers has some very surprising plans of his own. Available in eBook.

A warm, funny story with relatable themes of family, school, and unemployment. Black and white illustrations throughout. From the hilarious Charlie Bumpers middle grade series by Grammy Award-winning author Bill Harley.

Also available from Bill Harley:
Charlie Bumpers vs. the End of the Year
Charlie Bumpers vs. the Perfect Little Turkey
Charlie Bumpers vs. the Puny Pirates
Charlie Bumpers vs. the Really Nice Gnome
Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull
Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year

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: Paperback
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-1-68263-064-8
Publication Date: 9/1/2018
Page Count: 160
Size: 5-1/2″ x 7-1/5″
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
Format: eBook
ISBN: 978-1-68263-023-5
Age Range: 8 – 12
Language: English

Purchase this eBook through the following vendors:

Barnes & Noble

AR Level: 3.6
F&P: O, Gr 3, Genre RF
Lexile: 530L
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.