There’s a new kid on our bookshelves who comes straight from the brain of actor Craig Robinson (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Office) and his co-author, Adam Mansbach (author of children’s book parody Go the F— to Sleep and the screenplay for Netflix’s Barry).
Meet Jake the Fake: He just faked his way into a new school, the Music and Art Academy for the gifted and talented, despite not being able to play any instrument… at all.
But for an even better introduction to Jake (whose hijinks are illustrated in the book by Keith Knight), check out EW’s exclusive reveal of Craig Robinson’s interview with the two-dimensional trickster, below:
Introduction from Craig Robinson:
“Hi, I’m Craig Robinson. You know, the actor? The comedian? No? I’m hilarious. Trust me. I’m here today because I wrote a book. It’s called Jake the Fake Keeps It Real, and it’s about a sixth grader who’s a lot like I was at that age — funny, confused, and kind of hungry. He’s here with me today, to answer a few questions. Let’s get to know him, shall we?”
Portrait of the authors, Craig Robinson and Adam Mansbach, and illustrator Keith Knight, drawn by Keith Knight:
Jake the Fake Keeps it Real is available now.