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Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories about Growing Up Scieszka

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  • Posted October 30, 2008

    If you have boys...

    ...and I have five. I shook my head reading about things mine have already done, and groaned reading about things I know they will probably do the next time my back is turned. Hysterical! I think this one will enjoy a varied audience - kids can appreciate the stories without being familiar with the time period, while those in their fifties will be reading the chapter on Catholic schools out loud to each other. The short chapters and subject matter should tempt some reluctant readers (pee, vomit, and blowing things up, what more could you ask for?) A good coffee table book, Christmas gift, or one to keep in the car and read in waiting rooms. Well done! Now I have to go hide the matches from my boys...

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    There wasn't a student in my class, girls included, who did not laugh out loud while reading this book and my very reluctant readers reread it! Lots of discussions followed each very short chapter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2009

    Kelsea Lanos/Student Reviewer

    I think Knucklehead Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories Growing Up Scieszka featuring Jon Scieszka is a good book. This book contains short chapters and very funny stories in each chapter. I recommend this book to readers who love adventure. Also, I would recommend this book to children who like stories about characters that are mischievous and creative.

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  • Posted April 19, 2009

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    REALLY REALLY GREAT

    THE FUNNIEST BIO I'VE EVER READ. IF YOU THOUGHT YOUR FAIMLY IS WIERD JUST READ ABOUT HIS. THIS WOULD BE A VERY FUN BOOK TO DO A REPORT ON. IF YOUR A GUY YOU CAN MAJORLY RELATE TO THIS. THIS BOOK IS PROBELY FOR 8 TO 100O YEAR OLDS. NOT VERY CHALLENGING BUT VERY FUN. A GREAT SUMMER READ.

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  • Posted December 21, 2008

    A step back in time!

    Big families were much more common "back in the day." And Jon has a great way of shining his "memory light" on the good times and the funny times. People were not rich, so even one gift, or one vacation, became memorable. Couldn't help feeling nostalgic. This book would be more appreciated by the middle-aged crowd, than by children. Loved it.

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