Diary of Mr Tall, Dark and Handsome - My Life Has Changed! A Book for Girls aged 9 - 12 by Kaz Campbell

This popular book is part of the 'Almost Cool' series and follows on from the very popular "Diary of an Almost Cool Girl"

Diary of mr tall, dark and handsome - my life has changed! a book for girls aged 9 - 12

Mr Tall, Dark and Handsome (Mr TDH for short )...well that is Maddi Bull's (Yes Maddi from Diary of an Almost Cool Girl) nickname for Richard Jones. Follow his diary entries and see how he feels about Maddi and everything else going on in his life. 
Sometimes life can be hard, especially if you have recently lost your Mom in a car accident. But Maddi brings a smile to Mr TDH's face. 
Richard discovers his Mom's fob watch, an old family watch that has been passed down through the generations. He has been told stories by his Grandma about her adventures. Could her stories actually be true? Does the fob watch have something to do with her stories? Will he explore them or will he follow his Dad's advice and leave it be? 
A perfect book for young girls aged from 9 to 12 years of age.Editorial Reviews


This is what our Amazing Amazon readers say:
I love it!
it's so amazing, inspiring all of the almost cool girls. I think you should write another book and another almost cool girls book. this book shows Mr. tall, dark, and handsome has a soft side! it's so cute!
I think that this book is really good and I think that it is the one off my favourite books.
It was very sad at first. U see my BFF lost her mum and she read this book and said that she felt the same. I also like the fact that Maddi writes a diary but then u can read mr TDH's dairy. And YES I think that Campbell k should write a new one maybe of Gretel this time.
I love this book please write another for me to read pretty please with a cherry on top
Thank you xxx
I Looooooooooooved the book can you rite a nother one pleas because I loved it so much (I did) pleas!!!

About The Author:

Kaz Campbell loves writing stories for children. Her husband, Bill Campbell wrote Diary of an Almost Cool Girl, an instant Best Seller. Mr TDH (Tall, Dark and Handsome) is one of the characters in his book. Kaz felt that he needed a voice too, how did he feel about Maddi, what was happening in his life....and so, Diary of Mr TDH was born. 

She has also written a series of books for children aged between 4 and 8 called My Monster. Book 1, Boris to the Rescue introduces the wonderful characters and Book 2 brings Felix the Naughty Monster into the story. Read the reviews on these books, both children and parents LOVE them!

Kaz has also co-written a series of Parenting Books with Katrina Kahler. Topics include Confident Kids, How to Improve Your Child's Behavior Today, Communicating with Kids, How to Win Friends and Influence People for Kids, Smart Baby, Achieving Success at School and The Puberty Bomb. She taught for many years and has two teenage children, so she knows how kids tick. Both ladies are Parenting experts and have developed a website called How To Help Children. 

Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Intermediate

Secondary Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings

Language: English

Keywords: diary of an almost cool girl, diary books for girls, girls books ages 9-12, books for girls ages 9-12, Mr Tall Dark and Handsome, books for girls 9 - 12, books for girls

Word Count: 11512

Sales info:

This book is very popular with excellent reviews and follows on from Diary of an Almost Cool Girl which sold  20 000 copies in the first 11 months. On Boxing Day 2013 it reached the top 100 in all kindle books on Amazon.co.uk

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,355 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

#8 in Kindle Store > Books > Children's eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Intermediate Readers
#11 in Kindle Store > Books > Children's eBooks > Comics & Graphic Novels
#70 in Kindle Store > Books > Children's eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories


Sample text:


Hey diary…wow this feels really weird. It’s kind of like I’m talking to myself. But I really need someone to talk to, so here we go.

The worse thing ever happened last week.

Can’t do this.



Let’s try again. Last week my Mom died. She gave me one of her big kisses, combed my hair and said, “Have a great day, love you.” Then she got into her car and drove off.

That was the last time I ever saw her.  It’s NOT FAIR!!!!!!!!!!!! Why did she have to go? I WANT her BACK! I NEED her BACK NOW!

I feel really sad.



Everything is dull. I miss her smile. She was the funniest person ever. She could make anyone laugh. Dad is really sad too. He pretends he is okay, but I hear him crying at night. The days dissolve into each other. I feel so alone. Sometimes my heart actually hurts and my throat feels sore and closes over. It’s kind of like I’m in a horror movie and all the humans have turned to ants, so busy running around, making noises, going through the motions of life.

It has been two weeks now.



I wasn’t looking forward to school today.

You see, I’m not that special. Actually I am pretty average. I’m not a jock, in fact I don’t really like football at all. Football is really big at my school. The boys on the footy team are like heroes and don’t they know it.

I only have a couple of really close friends at school, James and Jeremy. We hang out at lunchtime and talk about movies and the latest games. We all play on Xbox Live and our favorite game is Halo.

Mom was really proud of me. She told me that I’m smart and kind. 

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Marlies Perman
Already translated. Translated by Isabelle de ROSE
Author review:
Excellent translation by Isabelle. Thank you!
Already translated. Translated by Anja Ritter and Carolin Veiland
Author review:
Anja Bauermeister and Carolin Veiland are great translators. Thank you!
Already translated. Translated by Silvia Gallico
Author review:
Silvia is a fabulous translator who really cares about her work. Great to work with.
Already translated. Translated by Joyce Destri
Author review:
Joyce is an excellent translator, we enjoyed working with her.
Already translated. Translated by Lourdes Osorio González
Author review:
Great to work with. Thank you Lourdes!

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