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Planet Tad

1, Planet Tad

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


Twelve-year-old Tad is a blogger with a plan, in the book Jon Stewart calls "hilarious to anyone who ever went through, is currently in, might go to, or flunked out of middle school."

Tad has an agenda: Survive seventh grade. He also wants to: grow a mustache, get girls to notice him, and do a kickflip on his skateboard. But those are not the main reasons he started a blog. Tad just has a lot of important thoughts he wants to share with the world, like: Here is the first thing I have learned about having a dog in your house: Don't feed them nachos. Not ever.

This highly illustrated and hilarious book is by the Emmy® Award-winning former head writer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and is based on a column in MAD Magazine. Through a series of daily entries, readers are treated to a year in Tad's blog that will leave them in stitches.

MAD Magazine and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © E.C. Publications. (s14)

From Publishers Weekly

Apr 23, 2012 – Based on a column that Carvell, head writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, has written for Mad magazine since 2005, this episodic illustrated novel presents a year’s worth of blog entries from Tad, an underachieving, none-too-popular kid in the vein of Wimpy Kid Greg Heffley. Without a narrative arc, the book’s momentum comes from Carvell’s distinctive sense of humor. While Tad’s musings often feel like they’ve been pulled from the mind of a stoner at 2 a.m. rather than that of a 12-year-old boy (“You know what I bet would suck? If you died and went to heaven, but really hated harp music”), the target audience ought to find them hilarious. Amid familiar entries about family trips, a lawn-mowing business scheme, and a secret admirer, Tad watches a lot of TV, which lets Carvell riff on the pop culture pantheon, from Avatar (both the James Cameron and air-bending versions) to The Legend of Zelda. Holgate’s cartoon spot art, not all seen by PW, is a good fit, underscoring the awesomeness of an eight-horned unicorn or the absurdity of Hannah Montana’s “disguise.” Ages 8–12.

Customer Reviews

Best Book Ive Ever Read!

For lovers of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, this is a book for you!

super funny

I have read it like 12 times and I just bought it last week it is very funny and it will keep you reading the book! The author wrote and put this book together very well, thank you


It's The Best Book Ever I'd Love it if there was A Sequel!!! It's Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid! So...READ THIS BOOK IF YOU LIKE DIARY OF A WIMPY KID OR AWESOMELY GOOD BOOKS!!!! P.S. Spent like 5 or 6 Hours Reading this Yesterday That's how good/interesting it is so buy it!!!!! :)

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Planet Tad
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  • $6.99
  • Level: Grades 3-7
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction
  • Published: May 08, 2012
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 256 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: 1, Planet Tad
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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