Guys Read: Funny Business (Guys Read Library of Great Reading #1)
Its here: Volume One of the official Guys Read Library. Jon Scieszkas Guys Read initiative was founded on a simple premise: that young guys enjoy reading most when they have reading they can enjoy. And out of this comes a series that aims to give them just that. Ten books, arranged by theme, featuring the best of the best where writing for kids is concerned. Each book is...more
Guys Read: Funny Business is a collection of short stories read by different narrators. All the stories have their merits, but a few stories stood out for us. I need to apologize for not taking notes on the titles of the stories (it was dark in the car) so here ...more
Best of Friends (2 stars) - This is a story about a kid pretending to be friends with someone he doesn't ...more
It's a book of short stories for boys, pretty much, but even though I'm a girl I still found them funny. (Most of them, anyway.) Here's the rundown on stories, humor levels, and likability:
1. Best of Friends by Mac Barnett: When Dean finds out class nerd Ernest has won the Nestle Sweepstakes, which gives him and a friend a tour of the factory, Dean makes it his personal mission to become Ernest's ...more
Reading Level- Lexile 840
Genre- Multiple Short Stories, Humor
Main Characters- Many Characters, like I said, this book consists of multiple short stories
Setting- Many Settings, read main characters row for more information
POV- Depends of which story you're reading
This book consists of many short stories, so I guess I won't be able to explain what the characters are doing, but what characteristics the book contains. This book is very funny, but gets down to business. The s ...more
I was reading this book on the bus this week and laughing so hard I thought the grandma in the seat in front of me was going to turn around and go “Shhhh!” You know it’s bad when someone else is shushing the librarian.
This book has stories by 11 different authors. Normally in a collection like this there’s one or two really good stories, one or two stories that are just so terrible that you can’t believe they were included, and the rest are ...more
Most of the time, the characters weren't likeable, and I found myself confused by the audience these books are trying to reach. The book says it's aimed at middle school boys, but I couldn't see much in here that they would find hilarious ...more
This book was a fiction book.My book was belong to a series.My book was 268 pages long, it was kind of in between because it was kind of a long book to read but big wording.I think that it will be helpful for the reader to know about the author because if people read one of the author books then they get interested by what will happen or what other books they might have. This book can be compared by its genre as humor.This book was an informal style,and no language are not remarkable in any way. ...more
There are t ...more
I enjoyed many of these stories but my original thought of them continued; many of the stories weren't funny. My least favorite story was "My Parents Give My Bedroom to a Biker" by Paul Feig. The story is about the kids parents and others get possessed by an alien and the day is saved with broccoli. It was really weird.
Anyway, if you buy this for a boy....this book is better for an older boy (like age twelve) than a younger boy (age eight).
Will by Adam Rex--- What does it take to be a Hero?
Artemis Begins by Eoin Colfer--- AutoBio- tells where he got his inspiration for the character.
Your Question Here: Kate DiCamillor and Jon Scieszka: Letter writing to author assignment.
"Will", Adam Rex's tale of a school where all the kids end up discovering they are superheroes, demigods or wizards, was truly hilarious, and I highly r ...more
This book has all the necessary elements to entertain young males -- the intended audience, and I did enjoy listening to them with a variety of narrat ...more
Some of the stories were pretty good. But some of the others were not that good at all. I liked the story of the kid ripping off his wart. I probably would recommend this to someone else. It is not the greatest book I have read but it was not the worst book eithe ...more
Building on the success of Guys Write for Guys Read (Viking, 2005), Scieszka continues his mission to take the “reluctant” out of readers with this first volume of the “Guys Read Library.” For this title, Scieszka invited some of today’s top writers of children’s fiction to contribute a humorous short story. Not surprisingly, the resulting compilation has something for everyone. Looking for a story heavy on the ick-factor? Suggest Jack Gantos’s “The Bloody Souvenir,” in ...more
Jon Scieszka is also the author of the best-selling ALA Notable Book, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, as well as Knights of the Kitchen Table, and The Not-So-Jolly Roger ...more