Stu Sanderson is no ordinary eighthgrader. Not only is he seven feet tall, but he also vanishes into thin air, duels knights and ninjas, lifts the downtrodden, and woos the prettiest girl in school. Become a middlegrade legend with Stu and his sidekick, Bird Bones, on the journey of a lifetime in Stu Stories.
|Publisher:||Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a fun book written for middle grade boys. It doesn't seem as though there are all that many written for this group, so I always enjoy seeing new ones. I liked the way this one is written. Stu is who the book is about, but the way it's written is through the eyes of his friend, Bird Bones. That makes the things that happen to Stu even more funny because you don't know how the things happened. This book reminded me a little bit of "Sideways Stories from Wayside School," because it's a collection of several stories that kind of fit together to make a whole story, but they also stand on their own. I thought the stories were interesting and some of them made me laugh out loud. I thought it was really funny when Stu tricked the teacher into giving him all of her candy and she had no idea. If you have a middle grade boy reader, I'm sure he'll love this book!
When we were growing up, we all had that friend who was just a bit larger than life. That kid who tried things. Adults loved them. Kids loved them. Bad things never seemed to affect them. They lived a charmed life. And we sidekicks desperately wished we could be the same. Stu Stories, the Adventures of Dirt Clod and his sidekick Bird Bones is a fun, crazy, highly entertaining series of adventures featuring just such a kid. Stu Sanderson, alias Dirt Clod. Who, on his way to becoming an eighth-grade legend, challenges knights, does magic, kidnaps the teacher’s marker box, reads minds, disappears in the middle of class . . . And never uses a door to enter his home. Even when life goes horribly, terribly wrong, Stu never loses his charm. Or his sense of humour. I want to be just like Stu.
This was such a fun story....or stories :). Although the whole time I read this book all I could think of was my son...hehe. I can see him doing some of the things Stu and Bird Bones do in this book. Stu wanted to become legendary so he tries new ways all the time to make himself that way. With titles to the chapters like "Stu Goes Undercover", and "Stu's Head Falls Off", you can imagine the shenanigans these two boys get into. I think poor Bird Bones was talked into participating a lot. Doesn't that seem to always be the way? One a leader, one a follower. Some of their "tricks" were quite funny. For example Stu disappears in the middle of class one day. His teacher freaks out calls the Principal to report a missing student. While the teacher was freaking out Stu slips right out of his hiding place and right back to his seat. The way it happens is just funny. It's what I picture any 13-14 yr old doing :). Then there is the saying "it's all fun and games until someone looses an eye". I will leave the book for you to find out what I mean. Happy Reading!