25 Aug Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories About Growing Up Scieszka By Jon Scieszka Viking (a Penguin imprint) $ ISBN: 29 Nov Children’s author Jon Scieszka has written two dozen fantastical books, He wrote his new memoir, Knucklehead, with young readers in mind. In this humorous autobiographical work, author Jon Scieszka tells about the childhood incidents that inspired his writing ideas.

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Kids and particularly boys are likely to pee themselves urinate themselves? The barfing in the car story made me laugh Discovering this book was the fantastic result of living in a house where books end up just lying around on any available surface. Which of the following best describes you? Also by Jon Scieszka. If it’s the cover, the Scieszka book is going to go better: Of course, growing up in a family of six kids myself we were five girls, one boy Jun 04, Jonathan rated it did job like it.

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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!!


Of all bby Scieszka brother memories, I believe it was a family car trip that gave us our finest moment of brotherhood.

A good companion book to Chris Crutcher’s King of the Mild Frontierhis stories of growing up with his older brother who always dared him to “see something neat! Jon Scieszka was recently named the Library of Congress’ first national ambassador to children’s literature.

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I happily read it to my own seven-year-old, but probably would not use scieszoa with a class of 2nd graders. And I also believe that Knucklehead will make children laugh out loud. Was introduced kuncklehead this book at the Boothbay Literacy Retreat by either Penny Kittle or Linda Rief sorry, I don’t remember exactly which one it was. Occasionally he has been known to howl at the full moon. 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.

Read it Forward Read it first. The fact that he had told it while Sister Margaret Mary was droning on about our future place in heaven knuckleheas hell only made it funnier. Jon grew up with his parents and his 5 brothers in a small house in Flint, Michigan.

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Jon Scieszka, A Seriously Funny ‘Knucklehead’

Thanks for telling us about the problem. That’s pretty much it. And maybe the dry cleaning bag incident.


This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Oct 16, Minutes Middle Grade It is my path.

May 18, Monica Edinger rated it really liked it Shelves: Unfortunately, the stories are told without any of the details that make such stories entertaining. 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.

More than anything, Knucklehead is a testament to the strength of sibling relationships. Especially from breaking a brother’s collarbone. Growing up as one of six brothers was a good start, but that was just the beginning. Jon Scieszka is a funny csieszka. Amusing tales transpire about the shenanigans the boys find themselves in the middle of as a result of their own “male” behavior. But what the cover and the louder moments of the book won’t reveal is the lovely tone of the book that captures boyhood and brotherhood with such ease.

Great short chapters, a plus for the short attention span of summer or bedtime.

A good grade in religion class is always a good thing in Catholic school.