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Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka Paperback – October 2, 2008
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We also love the book he edited, Guys Write for Guys Read, full of great authors that boys/men and the women who love them like to read.
To call Jon Scieszka's book "Knuckleheads" self-indulgent wouldn't be entirely incorrect. However, you'd miss the greater value this family scrapbook offers to young or expectant parents - anyone considering the daunting task of raising two or more boys.
Scieszka himself is the second-oldest of six boys. And like a card game of Slap Jack, he flips from one childhood memory to another. He doesn't dwell on any one topic, nor does he attempt to defend or analyze his behavior.
I called this book a family scrapbook and that's the fairest description for 38 chapters in 108 pages. Chapter titles serve either as how-to lessons for young boys or what-to-watch-out-for cautionary tales for parents:
Chapter 2: Who Did It?
Chapter 10: Watch Your Brothers
Chapter 16: Brothersitting
Chapter 32: Stop Breathing My Air
"Knucklehead" is a humorous quick read with a comic book cover design that makes it an eye-catching coffee table book. Better yet, consider giving the book as a baby shower gift, especially if the parents already have one son.
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Hilarious! I plan to read this book to my 4th and 5th grade students. It's about time books get published that speak to a boy's heart.Published 6 days ago by Cr8tive1
I think I would stick to 4th to 5th grade boys. As you can imagine with 6 brothers their is some potty humor. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Chapman
Funny book for kids. My 12 yr old boy gets a kick out of the stories.Published 2 months ago by Nyaht
As a mom of a kindergarten aged boy each time a "lego/hero" book comes home I read it begrudgingly. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Erica colvin
As a school teacher, I am always on the look out for books that will engage even my most reluctant readers. Jon Scieszka is one of my go-to authors for just this purpose. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sarah Ortloff
This book is highly engaging and full of laugh out loud humor. I teach fifth grade and they fight over who gets it next! Great memoir from an awesome writer.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fun boy memoir, but I read out loud. 8 year old not interested enough to read on his own.Published 13 months ago by NJBeth