Bob Balaban hopes kids read The Creature From the Seventh Grade: Boy or Beast for fun. But he also wants them to realize the true capacity of their quirks, via 12-year-old Charlie – who has more in common with Balaban than the middle name “Elmer.”
We revisit Think host Krys Boyd’s conversation with the author and actor (Best In Show, Moonrise Kingdom) at 1 p.m.
“The qualities that made you be different most of the time when you’re a little kid are the same things that help you succeed in the world. They just don’t let you succeed when you’re little,” Balaban tells Boyd.
Watch the author interview himself about the series for Penguin Young Readers.