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Guys Read #01: Funny Businessby Mac Barnett
Synopses & Reviews
Its here: Volume One of the official Guys Read Library. Jon Scieszkas Guys Read initiative was founded on a simple premise: that young guys enjoy reading most when they have reading they can enjoy. And out of this comes a series that aims to give them just that. Ten books, arranged by theme, featuring the best of the best where writing for kids is concerned. Each book is a collection of original short stories, but these arent your typical anthologies—each book is edgy, inventive, visual, and one-of-a-kind, featuring a different theme for guys to get excited about.
Funny Business is based around the theme of—what else?—humor, and if youre familiar with Jon and Guys Read, you already know what youre in store for: ten hilarious stories from some of the funniest writers around. Before youre through, youll meet a teenage mummy; a kid desperate to take a dip in the worlds largest pool of chocolate milk; a homicidal turkey; parents who hand over their sons room to a biker; the only kid in his middle school who hasnt turned into a vampire, wizard, or superhero; and more. And the contributor list includes bestselling author, award winners, and fresh new talent alike: Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Kate DiCamillo (writing with Jon Scieszka), Paul Feig, Jack Gantos, Jeff Kinney, David Lubar, Adam Rex, and David Yoo.
Guys Read is all about turning young readers into lifelong ones—and with this book, and each subsequent installment in the series, we aim to leave no guy unturned.
A collection of humorous stories featuring a teenaged mummy, a homicidal turkey, and the world's largest pool of chocolate milk.
About the Author
Jon Scieszka is the author of some of the best-known and funniest books for children, including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, the Time Warp Trio chapter book series, the Caldecott Honor Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, and the Trucktown series. His latest books include Robot Zot!, illustrated by David Shannon, and the SPHDZ series. In 2007, Jon was named the first National Ambassador for Childrens Literature by the Library of Congress. He grew up with five brothers in Flint, Michigan, and now lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.
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