Monday, May 23, 2011
Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories About Growing Up Scieszka
Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories About Growing Up Scieszka is hysterical! A must read if you like funny stories!
Jon Scieszka grew up with five brothers: Jim, Tom, Gregg, Brian, and Jeff. I can’t imagine what their household must have been like. Wait!! Yes, I can! Jon writes all about his childhood and growing up with five brothers in this collection.
Be sure to read:
"Roommates” – Where older brother Jim tries to sell Jon’s own shirt to him.
"Brother-Sitting” – Where the ‘Bad Boys’ Home’ is called.
"Car Trip” – Where readers will have a ‘puking’ good time!
"What’s So Funny, Mr. Scieszka” – Where Jon chooses his path.
“Cooking” - Where you will read the best first line: “I learned how to cook because I like to stir oatmeal more than I like to pick up dog poop.”
I also enjoyed “Random Reading” where I made a connection to Golden Book Encyclopedias…”Lesson From Dad” where there is a deeper meaning behind the story…and “Jon’s Side of the Mountain” where kids may realize that they need to get outdoors again instead of sitting in front of a computer or TV all day.
I will be sure to share this book with readers at the beginning of each school year. What a wonderful collection of stories-memoirs-for students.
Click HERE to visit Jon's website. Click HERE to visit Guys Read, a web-based literacy program for boys.
So…”Stop breathing my air!” and go check this one out from your library. It is worth your time to read.
P.S. Reading is like breathing chocolate air!