23 February 2009

So you've already read Wimpy Kid......

......like, 3 or 4 or more times--all three books, as well as the on-line comic--and you're looking for something in the same vein. Then let me suggest Knucklehead, Jon Scieszka's autobiography. In this rather slim volume (and one guesses that there was so much more he could have included,) divided into bite-sized chapters just right for reluctant readers, Jon writes of his experience growing up as the second of six brothers. It's worth reading if only for the story of how he and his brother tried to extinguish an electric fire. Just like a real fire. By peeing on it. It's so nice to know that our Ambassador for Young Person's Literature isn't just any old stuffed-shirt. And this seems like a good opportunity to plug his Guys Read site, if you are not already familiar with it.

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