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Kid Confidential: An Insider's Guide to Grown-Ups [Paperback]

Monte Montgomery , Patricia Storms
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Feb. 28 2012
Let’s face it: Being a kid isn’t easy. Compared to adults, kids are inexperienced, powerless, and short. Just as it would be irresponsible to send travelers to a strange city without a map, it would be wrong to let defenseless kids navigate a world inhabited by parents, teachers, and other adults without an in-depth guide to how the older (although not necessarily smarter) half lives. Kid Confidential explores the strangest and most mysterious facets of adult life, such as: What do teachers really talk about in the teacher’s lounge? And how can adults stand to drink a beverage as disgusting as coffee? With funny black-and-white illustrations, tongue-in-cheek sidebars, and tips for some good-natured trickery throughout, this fully loaded guide will be a “must have” for every kid.

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About the Author

Monte Montgomery is the author of Hubert Invents the Wheel. His work has also been produced on stage, screen, and television. He lives in Washington, D.C with his wife, Claire.
Patricia Storms has illustrated several children's books, editorial cartoons, and humor gift books. She lives and creates in Toronto, Ontario, where she lives with her husband, Guy, and two fat cats in a 93-year-old house that's full to the brim with books. She also loves to read, play scrabble, and garden.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book April 15 2012
Format:Paperback
Kid Confidential: An Insider's Guide to Grown-ups
Written by: Monte Montgomery
Illustrated by: Patricia Storms
Published by: Walker & Company (2012)
ISBN: 978-0-8027-8643-2

Monte Montgomery and Patricia Storms have teamed up to create a masterpiece (in my 12-year old opinion). Kid Confidential: An Insider's Guide to Grown-ups was very informative, giving me insights into the lives of grown-ups. For example, there is whole chapter devoted to adult talk and how to decode this talk. So when parents say, "At this particular juncture in time, I need you to reiterate how you negatively impacted that exponential child in the next residence over", they are actually saying, "Now tell me what you did to that big neighbour of ours". Other chapters include pranks to play on substitute teachers, how to negotiate a higher allowance without getting your parents suspicious, and ways to spy on parents without them noticing.

Montgomery's writing is humourous and interesting. It paired perfectly with Storms' funny illustrations. This book is just right for kids 9-13 who enjoy practical jokes or are trying to understand grown-ups for their own gain. I personally have discovered expert ways scam my parents--watch out, Mom and Dad!

Review written by: Liam Winters (12 years old)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilled. March 11 2012
By Stephanie Mills - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This was by far the single greatest comedic kids book I've ever read. It is a joke, and I mean that in the best way possible.
Buy it. Read it. Love it. Pass it on.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Side-splitting Humor March 10 2012
By M. Peacock - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My youngest son tied a string around this book and said adults are not allowed to read this book, then hid it in his room. After four days of trying ro find it he surrendered the book. We all read it out loud, laughing our fool heads off. if you can't see yourself in this book you were never a kid. Read it, you'll love it!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kid Confidential is funny and wise! March 8 2012
By Victor J. Strecher - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I loved this book! In this age of field guides for everything, the kid-empowering nature of the writing and illustration feels natural. It's also hilarious. As a grown-up I enjoyed the perspective on adults, from the way we parent to the way we dance (kids - close your eyes!). While not a kid anymore, the book brought back many truisms from my younger days. I wish I had this book when I was 13.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wry, Sly and Oh So Dry! March 13 2012
By Songbird - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A tongue-in-cheek guide for youngsters by a self-deprecating adult, this book will have you smiling from cover to cover. It might be more appreciated by the adult than the target audience, so make sure it's accessible to the whole family. As a mom, I particularly appreciated the kid-friendly advice that also gently steers one in the right direction. But kids, don't let that stop you from reading and enjoying this! Find out what makes us adults tick - if you dare!!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! April 19 2012
By A. Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is fabulous. Of course I'm not biased - it was written by one of my best friends from childhood! But truly, it is a wonderful work, enjoyable by "big kids" as well as younger ones! Value for money is excellent. Get a copy and truly enjoy!
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