My Life as a Cartoonist (The My Life series)

Book 3 of 5 in the The My Life Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 6n/a5.327650

There's a new kid in Derek Fallon's class. His name is Umberto and he uses a wheelchair. Derek's family is still fostering Frank the monkey, and Derek thinks it would be great to train Frank to assist Umberto. But Derek quickly realizes that Umberto is definitely not looking for any help. Derek soon becomes the butt of Umberto's jokes. On top of that, Umberto starts stealing Derek's cartoon ideas and claiming them as his own. How did Derek get himself into this mess, and how can he find a way out before he is the laughingstock of school? The answer may very well be his cartoon strip―SUPER FRANK!
My Life as a Cartoonist features illustrations by Janet Tashjian's son, Jake Tashian.

Hardcover, 272 pages
Published on April 30, 2013 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
ISBN-10: 0805096094
ISBN-13: 9780805096095
6 Book Reviews
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  • catslovewaffles
    catslovewafflesFriday, January 19, 2018 at 10:53 am
    I want to read this book but I can't find i at the library! I like cartoons so would be a good book for me!
    • powerfulone
      powerfuloneFriday, January 19, 2018 at 10:47 am55 stars
      this is a really good book if you like drawing
      • fenibuvuvo
        fenibuvuvoMonday, November 6, 2017 at 11:07 am55 stars
        This book was about 2 main characters. Umberto and Derek. (Umberto is in a wheel chair) Umberto is the new kid and you would think that he is the under dog but... P.S. that is very hard to beat!
        • drfun
          drfunMonday, October 28, 2013 at 1:37 pm55 stars
          This book is very good because I like books that are like a diary.. where a kid writes about their life. (and i like the font that looks like kid's handwriting)
          • tom01
            tom01Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 5:07 pm55 stars
            looks like a good book
            • dddiva123
              dddiva123Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 7:50 am44 stars
              Nice I wish that my life was written in a book It's rally cool can you even battle with avacodes I can't really I can't Well I just wish I get to read this nice and awesome book