February 22, 2009

Knucklehead - by Jon Scieszka

What are the weirdest things can you do to your little brother?  That's the kind of question that gets answered in this funny memoir of Jon Scieszka's childhood.  This is the guy who wrote The Time Warp Trio books and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, among others, so you know he's funny.  Sorry, I'm not going to tell you what Jon did to his brother when he was young, you'll have to read the book yourself. 

Jon had many brothers growing up, and that gave him plenty of hilarious stories to tell about life with his family.  This book also features photographs of his family, so you can picture yourself right there with him.  The chapters are pretty short and the writing is somewhat simple, so this book will appeal to a broader range of people than a typical memoir, and I think it woul interest third graders and up.  Warning:  It's not as exciting as the cover makes you think.
P.S.  The author's last name is pronounced something like "SHESS-ka"

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