Boy or Beast

Boy or Beast

Illustrator: Andy Rash

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142425428
  • 272 Pages
  • Puffin Books
  • 10 and up


From award-winning actor-writer-producer-director Bob Balaban comes a hilarious new series, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

If popularity were a score between one and ten, Charlie Drinkwater would be a zero. He’s nerdy and unathletic, and to top it all off, he’s suddenly morphed into a giant mutant sea creature sometime between first-period science class and third-period English.

Now Charlie’s two best friends are treating him like a science project, there’s a petition to get him kicked out of school, the cool kids are recruiting him for their clique, and for some reason his parents are acting like everything is perfectly normal. What’s a slimy, scaly, seventh-grade creature to do?
Boy or Beast

Boy or Beast

Bob Balaban, Illustrator: Andy Rash


"The amiable drollery carries it a long way…"—New York Times Book Review “An endearingly quirky story about embracing oneself.”—Publishers Weekly “This romp is a balm for anyone who’s ever felt awkward in their own scales err, skin….A wacky story of loyalty and self-discovery.”—Kirkus Reviews


Creature from the 7th Grade
Bob Balaban
Illustrator: Andy Rash
Bob Balaban
Illustrator: Andy Rash
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