109 - Claudia Kishi, Queen of the Seventh Grade
Parental advisory: There is a lot of kissing talk and smooching talk right up front and there’s honestly no way to avoid it this week because this was a book about kissing and smooching. Claudia kisses and then smooches an annoying but handsome and swoopy-haired boy named Mark Jaffe. The boys kiss the sweet feet of sweet Pete Lerangis (metaphorically speaking). And Claudia’s new friend Josh is kissed by greatness in a star turn as this week’s Baller of the Week. And even if you don’t like kissing or smooching all that much, stick around, because you might just learn what an answering machine is. Music credits: “Beautiful Dawn,” by AshamaluevMusic “A Myriad of Wonders,” by Aeterne Music “Chopstick Slapstick,” by OurMusicBox “The Prophecy,” by Fox Beat Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music.