by Dave Whamond
Kids Can Press, $15.99, 144pp
Published: September 2021
Dave’s the new kid at Muddle School and It’s. Not. Going. Well. (It turns out a powder blue leisure suit isn’t cool and might be the world’s best bully beacon.) And it’s just one bad day after another (we’re talking snot-bubble-in-the-middle-of-a-class-presentation-bad).
But an extraordinary thing happens when Dave and his friend build a time machine for the science project. What if Dave can do everything over again this time in the way he wishes he’d done it the first time? Could he actually become really and truly cool?
From award-winning writer, illustrator and cartoonist Dave Whamond comes this side-splittingly funny (and mostly true) look at the highs and lows of middle school.
When Dave goes back in time and fixes things to be cool he learns a valuable lesson on life. A cute story that will appeal to both kids and adults who remember the painful awkwardness of being the new kid in middle school. ~~ Stephanie L Bannon