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 i...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 the bunch:
Kate DiCamillo and Jon Scieszka's "Your Question for Author Here." See my review of this outstanding story here, http://www.goodre...more
Best of Friends (2 stars) - This is a story about a kid pretending to be friends with someone he doesn't...more
The book is based on short stories that are written by several authors....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
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
There were a lot of authors from books that readers will recognize. The stories were paced well. Gross-outs, zaniness, and complete weirdness, it is not a book...more
Several stories in this collection stand out. The first is the short, and apparently true story, by Eoin Colfer about his inspiration for Artemis Foul. It involves a broken crystal plate, three brothers and a very angry mother.
The second is the equally good, but purely fictional, story about a young boy's attempt to complete...more
Genre: Fictional short stories
Recommended age level: Intermediate (8-12 years)
Series information: Book #1 of the Guys Read series
Subjects and themes: comedy, humour
In this anthology of ten humorous short stories written especially for guys, young readers will find plenty to get excited about. From a teenage mummy to a homicidal turkey, these funny and well-written stories will appeal...more
Overall, I know this book...more
One day when Frankie and Gary told Jack to meet them in the ally to ask Jack if he wanted to see who can go though a pack of smokes the quickest, Jack said that smoking is the most horrible thing a person could ever do and walked away. While Jack walked...more
I recently finished Funny Business edited by Jon Scieszka. It was a book with many short stories and my favorite one was Will because it was staged in a school with all a lot of random characters, there was a son of Thor (the Norse god) an alien and a lot of other weird things. The problem of the story was that a supervillian came and was looking for his arch nemesis who was a former student. The kids had to stop the villain before the villain killed them.
I thought that this book was very well...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