Kid Confidential: An Insider's Guide to Grown-Ups Paperback – Feb 28 2012
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
Written by: Monte Montgomery
Illustrated by: Patricia Storms
Published by: Walker & Company (2012)
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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