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The Children’s Book Review | April 10, 2017

For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate comes a new side-splitting series!


Enter to win a copy of Jake the Fake Keeps it Real, written by comedian and film star Craig Robinson, #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach, and illustrated by NAACP History Maker recipient and cartoonist Keith Knight.

Three (3) winners receive:

  • A copy of Jake the Fake Keeps it Real

Age Range: 8-12

Hardcover: 144 pages

Giveaway begins April 10, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 10, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Jake the Fake Keeps it RealJake the Fake Keeps it Real

Written by Craig Robinson and Adam Mansbach

Illustrated by Keith Knight

Publisher’s Synopsis: For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate comes a new side-splitting series from comedian and film star Craig Robinson, #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach, and NAACP History Maker recipient and cartoonist Keith Knight.

Jake can barely play an instrument, not even a kazoo. And his art? It’s better suited for Pictionary than Picasso. Which is a real problem because Jake just faked his way into the Music and Art Academy for the gifted and talented (and Jake is pretty sure he is neither). More jokester than composer, Jake will have to think of something quick before the last laugh is on him.

Featuring more than 160 illustrations, Jake the Fake is sure to bring the laughs with his hilarious high jinks!


Ages 8-12 | Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers | 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-0553523515

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About the Authors

Comedian, musician, and actor Craig Robinson transitions his flair for humor from the screen to the page in his authorial debut. He is best known for his work on NBC’s The Office, Hollywood comedy blockbusters This Is the End, Hot Tub Time Machine, and Pineapple Express, and the upcoming drama Morris from America. Robinson pulls on his life’s most hilarious moments and his experience attending Chicago’s first public magnet school to bring Jake the Fake to life. Robinson continues to act, perform, and cheer on the White Sox.

Adam Mansbach is a novelist, screenwriter, cultural critic, and humorist. The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Go the F*ck to Sleep and You Have to F*cking Eat, Mansbach has recently expanded his writing repertoire to include his debut thriller The Dead Run and middle-grade novel Benjamin Franklin: Huge Pain in My . . . His novel Rage Is Back was an NPR Best Book of the Year. Mansbach’s work has also appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered. 

About the Illustrator

Keith Knight is a rapper, social activist, father, and educator. He’s also one of the most highly regarded cartoonists in America, and the creator of three popular comic strips: the Knight Life, (th)ink, and the K Chronicles. Knight is the recipient of the Eisner Award and the NAACP History Maker award. His art has appeared in various publications worldwide, including the Washington Post, Daily KOS, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon.com, Ebony, ESPN the Magazine, L.A. Weekly, MAD Magazine, and The Funny Times.

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  • This book giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only.
  • Giveaway begins April 10, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 10, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST, when all entries must be received. No purchase necessary. See official rules for details. View our privacy policy.
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  • I know my Grandson will love these books……

    April 17, 2017
  • My grandchildren are all bookworms. This stems from reading to them as babies. We all love books

    May 5, 2017
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    May 9, 2017
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    May 9, 2017
  • My nephew loves 📚 books and enjoys having them read to him. I think he would really enjoy “Jake the Fake!” I’d like to thank The Children’s Book Review for the chance to win this book. Good 🍀🍀🍀 luck to everyone ❣️

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