|aMy life as a book|cJanet Tashjian ; cartoons by Jake Tashjian.
|a1st Square Fish ed.
|aNew York|bSquare Fish|c2011.
|a211, 5 p.|bill.|c20 cm.
|aOriginally published: New York : Henry Holt, 2010.
|aIncludes interviews with author and illustrator.
|aDubbed a "reluctant reader" by his teacher, twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list.Summer's finally here, and Derek Fallon is looking forward to pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting silly investigations. But when his parents decide to send him to Learning Camp, Derek's dreams of fun come to an end. Ever since he's been labeled a "reluctant reader," his mom has pushed him to read "real" books-something other than his beloved Calvin & Hobbes. As Derek forges unexpected friendships and uncovers a family secret involving himself (in diapers! no less), he realizes that adventures and surprises are around the corner, complete with curve balls.