May 10, 2014

Guys Read: Jon Scieszka





The Guys Read Group fully immersed themselves in Jon Scieszka's work during the month of April and it turned out to be a very good thing. They giggled their way through Knucklehead and Guys Read: Funny Business with some Stinky Cheese Man and Battle Bunny thrown in, too. And then they headed over to the Bethesda Library for his author event as part of the Bethesda Literary Festival. 

Within seconds, Jon had the crowd roaring with laughter. Seriously, he is a very funny guy. I loved watching the kids' faces because he had them hooked the entire time. And during the signing session, his good humor and kindness continued. Jon not only took time with each kid, but he made a special presentation to the Guys Read Group....he gave them an advanced copy of the newest Guy Read book (coming out Fall 2014). The boys have been so excited about that special gift with it inscription to them with their official name: "To The Swagger Muffins and Co" and they are taking turns with the book by handing it off each month at the meetings.

And with summer quickly approaching, here's a plug for the audio version of "Knucklehead". Add it to your list of necessary items for upcoming family road trips. It is really one of the best audio books and guaranteed to make all ages laugh out loud.

1 comment:

Emily M said...

Lucia, Rowan has been listening this weekend to the audio of Knucklehead and absolutely loving it. He says the girls will love it too, so must get it on their iPods soon. :) Thanks so much for the great recommendation!