Sunday, November 23, 2008

Hey, Fellow Knuckleheads!!

Have I got a great book for you!!! It's Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka (pronounced "fresca") He's one of the funniest writers out there, especially for guys. How'd he get to be so funny? By growing up as the second-oldest of six brothers, hiding in "foxholes" and throwing dirt-clod "grenades", and trying to name African babies after famous baseball players. And that's just part of it!! This book is really funny and quick to read--each "chapter" is only 2-3 pages long. And it's full of great old photos of him, his family, his models, and a broken collar bone that make it funnier and more real. A great book for guys, especially if you have brothers. (I don't) AND I can tell you all how real this book is (even if the stories like babysitting through tying the youngest brother to the bed with the father's ties might be hard to believe) because I grew up in the same time, read the same comics, and the story in Chapter17----the same thing happened to me!!!Carl

PS--check out these two Jon Scieszka books:

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales and

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Yeah, they're picture books, but they're funny--especially for guys!!

AND--The great and powerful CARLMAN wonders if Darth Bill is up to Master Jedi Zack's challenge!!


ddjo2 said...

I'm interested in the list of reviewed books featured on your site..."If you want a list of all the books that have been reviewed on this blog, look at the link in the section above. The list can be printed."

However I couldn't find the link. Please explain where the link is again. LOVE your site. Great purpose.
Thanks for your help.


Carl said...


Thanks for your interest. You can ind that link in the sidebar on the left-hand side of the page under the section, "Here are some links..." It comes right under the Guys Read blog link and right above the James Ransome link. Thanks again and please tell your boys to write to us.