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Guys Read: Funny Business edited by John Scieszka

7739868Guys Read: Funny Business
Edited by John Scieszka
2010 Walden Pond Press
ISBN – 9780061963742
Genre – Humor
Age – Elementary School
3.5 Stars


This is a book of short stories by well known children’s and young adult authors. It is particularly geared towards guys between the age of 8-12. Stories range from autobiographical, science fiction, and just pure humor.

This book was actually quite funny. There are ten stories by authors including Jack Gantos, Eoin Colfer, Jeff Kinney, and many more. I think books such as this are very important. Boys this age are often reluctant readers, and need something special to give them a push. Short stories, allow them to not feel super committed the way they might with a full novel. And honestly how could any elementary school boy resist a story about a rogue turkey who tries to kill him.

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