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Author: Jim Benton Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Victor Shmud, Total Expert Series Release Date: June 2017 ISBN: 9781338160109
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A new series from the bestselling author of Dear Dumb Diary and Franny K. Stein!

Victor Shmud has been many things: Knuckle Doctor, a Hunter of Ghost Bears, a Tattoo Artist, The Guy At The Restaurant That Puts The Sugar In Those Little Envelopes, a Computer Scientist, an Octopus Wrestler, and a Wedding Planner. In fact, he’s been nearly everything (definitely not A Guy Who Cleans Up Bedrooms yet). But his newest gig is beautifuller (yes, that’s a word. He’s also a Licensed Wordmaker). He can make anyone gorgeous, with a gob of his beauty treatment (complete with Mustard Molecules). But before he can work his beautifuller magic, he’s vaporized (along with his associate, the very fluffy Dumpylumps) by a video game. Will Victor ever get back to Earth? Also, is it someone’s birthday…and will there be cupcakes?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Johnny Heller gives an out-of-this-world performance as the imaginative and intrepid Victor Shmud. Jim Benton, author of the Franny K. Stein and Dear Dumb Diary series, brings more outrageous fun with his new child protagonist, whom Heller entertainingly portrays with vivid animation. Heller combines childlike innocence and silliness with a debonair sophistication to convey Victor’s unique blend of confidence and charm, especially when he’s sweet-talking his teacher, Mrs. Nozzleburp. A dignified British accent for the alien captain that kidnaps Victor, after confusing him for a strategy expert, is just one of the many humorous voices Heller provides to the melange of oddball characters. This short and fun listening experience is a definite thing to do. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones.”


  • “A must-buy for libraries where ‘Franny K. Stein’ and other over-the-top, funny chapter book fare are popular.”

    School Library Journal

  • “An enticing offering.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Jim Benton is the creator of many licensed properties, some for big kids, some for little kids, and some for grown-ups who, frankly, are probably behaving like little kids. He is the creator of the picture book The End (Almost) and bestselling series Dear Dumb Diary. Jim lives in Michigan with his spectacular wife and kids.

About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, winner of numerous Earphones and Audie Awards, was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. He has been a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award winner from 2008 through 2013 and he has been named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine.