The Doodles of Sam Dibble
by J. Press
ill. by Michael Kline
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, 2013
113 pages, intermediate chapter book
Third-grader Sam Dibble is a doodler. He would rather doodle than do practically anything, especially his homework. He also likes to tell stories - it's not really lying if your fingers are crossed, right? His birthday is only a few days away and he can't wait. It is just too bad that Wax Baxter has to come to the party. He is the most annoying boy in his class, but his dad and Sam's mom are dating! Sam's tale filled with numerous doodles is a great "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" read-alike for the younger set.