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Diary of a Parent Trainer

by Jenny Smith (author)

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Product description

Katie Sutton is an expert on grown-ups. She knows exactly how to get the best out of this bizarre yet common species. So she decides to write a guide to help the world’s long-suffering teenagers do the same – the essential Operating Guide for anyone in possession of a grown-up! But just as Katie thinks she’s got it all sussed, Katie’s mum starts dating the awful Yellow Tie Man. Suddenly, everything is slipping totally out of Katie’s control! For everyone’s sake, Katie needs to use all her expertise to get rid of him – and quick! A witty, quirky and touching first novel from a brand new voice in children’s fiction.

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Date published

March 3rd, 2011

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.9; Middle years; 9.0 points

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  • 288 pages



  1. Katherine, Scholastic Staff
    on 3 March 2011

    Fun and enjoyable read

    What a fab idea for a book – how to train your grown ups! Katie is a great character who thinks she has everything sussed. She manipulates her mum and predicts her response to everything so she can get her own way….until Katie’s mum gets a new man and Katie cannot control anything she does! I love Katie’s dilemma between choosing power or her mum’s happiness. A funny and enjoyable read about families and growing up.

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What kids think

  1. Avatar bear 761721

    on 9 January 2014

    If you think that this book will give you step by step instructions on how to train your mom or dad, then you are wrong. This book is realistic fiction. I lost interest soon into the book, but finished it anyway.

    2out of 5
  2. Default avatar

    on 14 January 2013

    This book is great! It is about Katie’s everyday life and problems with adults. I thought this book was funny and easy-to-read.

    5out of 5
  3. Avatar lion 761782

    on 3 March 2011

    I want this book to find out how to train my parents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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