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Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka

by Jon Scieszka

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As a mom of 3 boys, Scieszka's recount of growing up had me laughing out loud often. I don't know if kids will get all of his jokes or not, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. From charging his brothers money to stay up late to dirt-clod battles, Jon Scieszka humorously describes many events from his childhood. Oh, and if you need a birthday idea, he loves getting socks. Ok, maybe not! ( )
  jmillerlits | Jul 13, 2016 |
Read this book if you know what's good for ya, you knuckleheads! You'll laugh your pants off.

Booktalk: A man named Jon Sczieska wrote this book and you have to figure anyone who would write a book called “The Stinky Cheese Man” must be a funny guy. In fact lots of funny things happened to Mr. Sczieska when he was a little boy growing up with brothers. This is one of them: Read: Car Trip 93-94 ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Very funny, light-hearted memoir. Great for elementary and middle school readers, especially boys or girls who have brothers. ( )
  howifeelaboutbooks | Dec 10, 2015 |
Jon Scieszka, author of many pictures books, as well as the editor of the Guys Read books and the Guys Read website, tells his own story of growing up while trying to answer the common questions he's asked by students. He grew up as the 2nd oldest of 6 boys. His stories are very boy friendly, but also very Caucasian middle america. One of his chapters also appears in the original Guys Read collection, a story about a car trip, a Stuckey's pecan log, cat & brother puke, and a lot of hilarity. It's a piece I've used with students before, so it was fun to see the rest of the information in the biography about life growing up with his brothers to put it in perspective. This is VERY readable, funny non-fiction.
  TeachrBkMom | Jul 20, 2015 |
This book is an excellent resource for teachers on many levels: as a readaloud and as writing tool. Scieska uses narrative elements to retell his life story. By analyzing his work, students could replicate many of his writing moves in their own narrative writing, a CCSS requirement. ( )
  CJFisher | Jul 12, 2015 |
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To Mom and Dad and Jim, Tom, Gregg, Brian, and Jeff -Jon
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I grew up in Flint, Michigan, with my five brothers - Jim, Tom, Gregg, Brian, and What's-His-Name. The youngest one. Oh yeah --- Jeff.
I'm the second oldest. And the nicest. And the smartest. And the best looking. And the most humble.
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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 memory lane provides a unique glimpse into the formation of a creative mind and a free spirit.

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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.

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