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Knucklehead: Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories About Growing Up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka

knucklehead2Summary: How did Jon Scieszka get so funny? He grew up as one of six brothers with Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, and jokes told at family dinner. 106 p., Viking.

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3 thoughts on “Knucklehead: Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories About Growing Up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka

  1. This book was hilarious. I probably read every single part of it out loud to my dad, because it was so funny, and it made him laugh too!! I don’t think this book met the requirements for a Newbery book, but it was lots of fun, and will probably be very popular!

  2. I really do not like this book. That said, I have not finished it yet, so I may really love the second half, but I highly doubt it. I don’t think it’s funny at all, and the main character(author) does somethings that make me really not like him(i.e. tying his little brother up). I also think that some of the stories might be exaggerated to be more funny. So, though I have enjoyed much of this author’s work, I will not vote for this book.

  3. Overall, this was a fine book for its purposes. It was funny and simply told, and I think plenty of 10 year-olds, particularly boys, would really enjoy it. But I don’t think it was ever written with the thought that it could be a Newbery winner, and I don’t think it is.

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