DingusBook - 2017
This classic middle-grade coming-of-age novel from popular author Andrew Larsen is told with humor and heart. Henry is a likable boy trying hard not to be a dingus (translation: ?a fool or a goof?) as he navigates the changes in both his home and social lives. On top of that, he knows his father is right when he says Henry needs to step up and become more responsible. Happily, Henry manages to do just that in the end. With believable dialogue and touching scenes of everyday family life, this story feels honest and true. It would make a perfect summer reading choice. It could also easily spark discussions about growing up and developing a sense of self.
From Library Staff
Henry is a dingus...not a stupid person or an idiot, and certainly not a doofus, just a dingus - "a person that displays stupidity or does something disappointing. Summer vacation is not turning out the way he hoped. Can he fix his friendship with Max...and with his grandfather? Grades 4-5