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Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka By Jon Scieszka Knucklehead Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka How did Jon Scieszka get so funny anyway Growing up as one of six brothers was a good start but that was just the beginning Throw in Catholic school lots of comic books lazy summers at the lake wi

  • Title: Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka
  • Author: Jon Scieszka
  • ISBN: 9780670011384
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Paperback
  • Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka By Jon Scieszka How did Jon Scieszka get so funny, anyway Growing up as one of six brothers was a good start, but that was just the beginning Throw in Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, jokes told at family dinner, and the result is Knucklehead Part memoir, part scrapbook, this hilarious trip down memorHow did Jon Scieszka get so funny, anyway Growing up as one of six brothers was a good start, but that was just the beginning Throw in Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, jokes told at family dinner, and the result is Knucklehead Part memoir, part scrapbook, this hilarious trip down memory lane provides a unique glimpse into the formation of a creative mind and a free spirit.Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.
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    1. Betsy on said:

      To adults that don t normally wander through the shelves of children s literature the notion of the autobiography for kids is a pretty odd beast You write a book about yourself, sure But why would you make the primary audience for that book people who think that boogers and farts are the height of wit and sophistication Fact of the matter is an autobiography written with a child audience in mind needs a hook Your life, particularly your life as a kid, has to have had something interesting about [...]

    2. Monica Edinger on said:

      This was a very quick and enjoyable read I read the ARC as the book is due out this fall and will be curious to see how it looks in its final form It consists of a series of short amusing stories about the author s childhood Very boyish, lighthearted, and a lot of fun to read There are stories that made me think of other books e.g severalpissingepisodes , but there didn t seem to be as many injured animals in this one especially if you don t count Jon s youngest brother One thing about those pis [...]

    3. Lynn on said:

      What a treat The format is so appealing it looks like a comic book and the chapters are short and filled with the exploits of 6 little boys growing up in Flint, Michigan Boys will love this book If you are a boy, were a boy, grew up with boys or raised or taught boys you will love this book It is the kind of book you read aloud to anyone within earshot Or you try to read it aloud I was laughing so hard I had to end up giving the book to my husband to read for himself There is a chapter that has [...]

    4. Malbadeen on said:

      The problem with Jon Scieszka is that I like him so unabashedly that I m not sure I can be objective about his books He is funny in a silly but not an immature way He is honest with kids laughingly admitting that not only does he watch t.v uh, ah, hush hush but he gets ideas from t.v His respect for kids is evident in his demeanor, his writing and other professional pursuits He s like the relative you re actually excited to see at the family reunion And this book is like being the younger kid in [...]

    5. paula on said:

      Jon Scieszka has five brothers Jon Scieszka is a funny writer Ergo, Jon Scieszka s stories about growing up with his five brothers funny Oh yeah I laughed out loud I read bits aloud to the librarians in the workroom who wanted to know just what was so damn funny, and they laughed out loud But we re moms Moms of boys We have to think boys are funny, or else go googoo and end up carted away in a van.And I also believe that Knucklehead will make children laugh out loud There is fire, there is urina [...]

    6. jo on said:

      I ve said it before and I ll say it again Jon Scieszka is a creative genius.Knucklehead Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka is a hilarious memoir geared toward the 9 12 set filled with short vignettes about what it s like to grow up in a family of six kids Six boys, no less And just in case that family structure alone isn t comedy itself, try this six boys in Catholic school.Of course, growing up in a family of six kids myself we were five girls, one boyedy of another sort [...]

    7. Tasha on said:

      I firmly believe that Jon Scieszka set out to write the most boy friendly book in the world, and succeeded This autobiographical book has all the elements that boys want It is guaranteed to fly off the shelves thanks to the amazing vintage comic book cover When boys read it, they are bound to share it with their friends thanks to the firecrackers, peeing, barfing, and continuous wild antics of the Scieszka brothers But what the cover and the louder moments of the book won t reveal is the lovely [...]

    8. Arminzerella on said:

      Jon grew up with his parents and his 5 brothers in a small house in Flint, Michigan The brothers got into plenty of scraps with one another, which earned them the fond knuckleheads appellation from their father My favorite story is the one where Jon and his brother put out their space heater by peeing on it Yeah, that wasn t a great idea A close second is the story about how the boys mother is concerned with proper grammar and vocabulary than she is about the fact that her sons are peeing on ea [...]

    9. Dave on said:

      I heard about this book at a Language Arts conference during a book talk Lo and behold, it was in the library at school sitting on a shelf display collecting dust Obvious target audience middle school kids Scieszka tells stories of his youth, growing up middle class in Flint, Michigan with 5 brothers Amusing tales transpire about the shenanigans the boys find themselves in the middle of as a result of their own male behavior Having a young boy myself here at home, I can appreciate many of the hu [...]

    10. Cameron G. on said:

      I recently finished the book Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka This book is an autobiography about Jon s childhood growing up as the 2nd born out of 6 kids Each chapter is about a small adventure he had growing up The brothers are reckless,crazy, and will do anything for an adventure even break their brother Greg s collarbone 3 times The brothers also love to set up toy army men them make them explode in some crazy way I Can and can t relate to Jon I can relate to him because he and his brothers are a [...]

    11. Elise on said:

      This book was full of funny stories about growing up in a family with a bunch of brothers Unfortunately, the stories are told without any of the details that make such stories entertaining So it s a book of boring funny stories For instance, he talks about how his brother broke his collarbone four times while playing But you don t get any details That s pretty much it My brother broke his collarbone when we were playing Four times That s not a riveting tale of childhood or brotherhood.

    12. Brittany on said:

      Amazing Laugh out loud funny Reminds me of Bill Bryson s Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid but for kids.I m also positive that Jon Scieszka and my father were best friends, somehow defying the time and space that separated their childhoods in Flint, Michigan and Chicago Polish knuckleheads with amazing Catholic school stories and a deep rooted love of the BOINK sound effect from the Three Stooges a match made in comedy heaven.Finally answers the question, What s so funny, Mr Scieszka Really, [...]

    13. Karen on said:

      This book triggered great memories from my own childhood I wasn t a boy but did all the boy kind of things with my older brother For me it was a walk back through time Even down to the fort playing war, I lived in an open area, blowing up models My brother and I would spend hours making army models and minutes blowing them up Can t remember where the firecrackers came from Building forts was the best and with all the open area and scrap wood around we never tired The only roll was to be home bef [...]

    14. Jonathan on said:

      Is it sad that I didn t really care about his life He is pretty ordinary and I felt like he probably was just stuck on ideas for a next book so he thought, autobiography, that should be easy enough I ll take a super average life, add some funny pictures and captions and make millions Just took a lot away from how great of an author he is.

    15. Megan on said:

      I had to stop everything we were dong to read this one aloud to my students Even though they are really enjoying our current read aloud, when I read one little chapter out of this book they were hooked and wanted I have to say it is one of the best fifth grade read aloud books that I have used in a long time.

    16. Brandon O'Neill on said:

      Read the first half of this years ago and never finished, so I decided to listen to it Tales of the author growing up with his 5 brothers.

    17. Lori Black on said:

      Hilarious read I have always wished I had a brother and now I wish it was Jon Scieszka

    18. Pegi Ferrell on said:

      Laugh out loud funny Great for boys who are reluctant readers Great for adults Great for Catholic school teachers and librarians.

    19. Christina on said:

      Hilarious book Jon Scieszka s fiction books are always funny, think of The Stinky Cheese Man and try not to laugh but this memoir of his years growing up with his crazy brothers is knee slappingly funny From pranks they played on each other to the horrors of hand me down clothing to everything in between, and illustrated with photos from the Scieszka family album, you ll find yourself wishing your family was half as much fun A good companion book to Chris Crutcher s King of the Mild Frontier, hi [...]

    20. Runa on said:

      I love Jon Scieszka and his books an awful lot, but this autobiography is clearly meant for kids There are a lot of childhood stories that are supposed to be funny, but I ve read his stuff, and he can do so much funnier I really wanted to love this book His humor is usually so self aware with poignant commentary, where this was just so run of the mill funny You ll get a lot of laughs out of younger kids and probably nostalgic elderly people, too but as a 20 something, this book didn t make me la [...]

    21. Genevieve Goldstein on said:

      Knucklehead was a book unlike any other memoir It tells the story behind the author of the books from my childhood For example, The Stinky Cheese Man to The True Story of 3 Little Pigs Jon Scieszka s books are all based on his life living with five brothers Jon was the second oldest, And the nicest And the smartest And the best looking And the most humble At least that s what Jon says His life with his family has started from when him and his brother being born One year after the other Too going [...]

    22. Amy on said:

      I love Jon Scieszka His creativity, imagination, and unique perspective always makes his writing original and fun to read This book is his autobiography written in true Scieszka fashion It is funny oh so funny , great for a read aloud, and a wonderful glimpse into some of the life experiences and circumstances that have influenced his writing and books One of his passions is helping boys to become interested in literacy.cially reading This book is PERFECT for a boy who might be a reluctant reade [...]

    23. Kelly on said:

      Discovering this book was the fantastic result of living in a house where books end up just lying around on any available surface My son checked this out from his elementary school library It was near the couch so I picked it up to flip through it eventually I read the whole book It s like David Sedaris for the younger set It s stories of family and siblings, entertaining, but with heart.I m not sure what s happening with my sense of humor lately The barfing in the car story made me laugh out lo [...]

    24. Allison on said:

      Was introduced to this book at the 2016 Boothbay Literacy Retreat by either Penny Kittle or Linda Rief sorry, I don t remember exactly which one it was The short chapters can be read in order, or individually We used one of the chapters as a starting point for a Quick Write, which you could do with students as well.I support independent bookstores You can use this link to find one near you indiebound.

    25. Amanda Harris on said:

      Jon Scieszka grew up in Flint, Michigan with 5 brothers It seemed like Jon s mother would disappear and then show up back at home with a new baby brother So as a new brother appeared, Jon and his other brothers would get moved around and re situated and so I love the story about when Jon and his brother Jim moved down to the basement pg 16 I also loved Jon recounting how he learned to cooke he liked to stir oatmeal than picking up dog poop This book is hysterical

    26. Nancy on said:

      I really enjoyed Knucklehead, but even fun was watching my husband read it Like Scieszka, he is one of six brothers, and he chortled his whole way through the book I ll be curious to find out if young kids appreciate the book or if some knowledge experience of growing up in the 60s is needed.

    27. Nate on said:

      Knucklehead is a pure ode to joy The stories within make me look back with love and wonder at how we make it through our childhoods The author really shares something here and loads this rather short book with a series of tales that coalesce into a well rounded story and leave the reader quite satisfied.

    28. Abby on said:

      This book is a really awesome book My absolute favorite part was when the blew up all their mini army men I would rate this book a 5 out of 5 because it was really funny, and had great descriptions

    29. Mary Lee on said:

      I m glad I made time to read this Not only did I laugh out loud, Scieszka has given me a writing lesson on leads, and I have at least 5 boys who will fight over this book and one girl with 3 brothers who will also appreciate it

    30. Dee on said:

      Madness and mayhem in a family of six boys and very patient parents So funny I laughed out loud in parts, and it reminded me of my own brothers Great short chapters, a plus for the short attention span of summer or bedtime A quick, fun read.

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