When Jake was three years old at Miss Lulu's Danity Diaper Day Care Center, what did he know about bullies? Nothing. But he learned fast--too fast! Why? Because Jake is kind of smart, and he's not a tattletale, and he doesn't have a big brother to protect him..."
Jake doesn't mean to be a teacher's pet. But somehow everything he does has his teachers singing his praises -- and his classmates rolling their eyes in disgust. Jake figures a little misbehavior should take care of his goody-goody image, but even his attempts to be bad just seem to make his teacher's praise him more. And now he's been summoned to the principal's office. Has Jake gone too far to prove he's no teacher's pet?
"Miss Bruce is the new student teacher in second grade, and she never smiles. Never. But when Jake cracks up the class during a spelling bee, he sees the tiniest hint of a smile at the corner of her mouth. Suddenly, Jake has a new mission in life: to be so funny that even Miss Bruce will laugh!"--P.  of cover.