At the International Licensing Show in New York, It's Happy Bunny was awarded top honors twice! One forOutstanding Creativity in Licensing, and another for Character Brand of the Year.
“ The hilarious author of the Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist books zaps fans with another new series. Jim Benton ... combines his knack for knowing what kids love to read with fun illustrations. Young audiences will eat up Jamie's diary descriptions... while parents are sure to see their kids beg for more Dumb Diary books. As the subtitle suggests, we can pretend this never happened, but in reality we're sure happy it did.” —EDITORS AT BARNES AND NOBLE
“What's new, what's cool: `Dear Dumb Diary' You'll laugh out loud at what this girl has to say. —KNIGHT/RIDDER TRIBUNE ". . .the New Tween Lit Hit "Dear Dumb Diary," was released in July and has already found a cult following among young readers. . .This book's witty and satiric sense of humor is sure to resonate with kids and make these books a must-have. —BIG BLUE DOT Trend Update
Cherise The Niece. Nominated by The National Cartoonists Society as one of three Best Illustrated Books of the Year. Penguin calls it a picture book for adults, and suggests it for ages 14 and up, for it's gruesome comedy.