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Funny Business
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Funny Business, the first volume in Jon Scieszka's Guys Read Library of Great Reading, features ten short stories guaranteed to delight, amuse, and possibly make you spit your milk in your friend's face.

There's something for everyone in this collection of short stories from some of the funniest writers around. This hilarious, offbeat first installment in the Guys Read Library is 100% grade-A humor, guaranteed to have kids of all ages asking for more.

Authors include Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Kate DiCamillo & Jon Scieszka, Paul Feig, Jack Gantos, Jeff Kinney, David Lubar, Adam Rex, and David Yoo, with illustrations by Adam Rex.

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Street Date:
09/21/2010
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English
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9780062017635
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Level 5.1, 8 Points
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Jon Scieszka. (2010). Funny Business. Walden Pond Press.

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Jon Scieszka. 2010. Funny Business. Walden Pond Press.

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Jon Scieszka, Funny Business. Walden Pond Press, 2010.

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Jon Scieszka. Funny Business. Walden Pond Press, 2010. Web.

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There's something for everyone in this collection of short stories from some of the funniest writers around. This hilarious, offbeat first installment in the Guys Read Library is 100% grade-A humor, guaranteed to have kids of all ages asking for more.

Authors include Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Kate DiCamillo & Jon Scieszka, Paul Feig, Jack Gantos, Jeff Kinney, David Lubar, Adam Rex, and David Yoo, with illustrations by Adam Rex.

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      • content: A must-have collection for the boys in your library—and while you're at it, get a copy for the girls, too!
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      • content: Future volumes will cover such genres as nonfiction, science fiction, mystery, and sports. If they're as good as this one, boys—and girls—are in for a treat.
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      • content: Funny Business, sets the bar high....Will have readers laughing as they turn the pages.
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      • content: campbellcreekside - Do you love to laugh your head off? Then you might want to read this book. I have to confess that I've only read one story but I wish I read the whole book already. Jeff Kinney, Mac Barnett, and all the greatest. I'm racing up the stairs right now to read more!
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        October 1, 2010

        Gr 5-8-Building on the success of Guys Write for Guys Read (Viking, 2005), Scieszka continues his mission to take the "reluctant" out of readers with this first volume of the "Guys Read Library." For this title, Scieszka invited some of today's top writers of children's fiction to contribute a humorous short story. Not surprisingly, the resulting compilation has something for everyone. Looking for a story heavy on the ick-factor? Suggest Jack Gantos's "The Bloody Souvenir," in which the Pagoda brothers return to wreak more havoc. David Yoo's "A Fistful of Feathers" features a bloodthirsty turkey intent on destroying the narrator's life. Eoin Colfer offers an autobiographical piece that shares how his younger brother was his real-life inspiration for Artemis Fowl. Kate DiCamillo and Scieszka team up to offer a hilarious correspondence between Joe and an author who knows how to hold her own with unmotivated students. While these shorter stories may not have the liveliness of the authors' full novels, each one is solid, and more importantly, it offers an introduction to that author's style and voice. Don't be surprised if students come seeking longer works by David Lubar, Christopher Paul Curtis, and other contributors after sampling them in this collection. Scieszka promises future volumes featuring other genres, among them nonfiction, sports, and action/adventure.-Kim Dare, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA

        Copyright 2010 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        Grades 4-7 *Starred Review* The funny fellow (Jon Scieszka) with the impressive title (Emeritus National Ambassador for Childrens Literature) presents a collection of 10 humorous (you were expecting tragedy?) stories by some leading lights in literature for young readers. This is the first volume of the promised official Guys Read library, which is named for Scieszkas well-known Web site, designed, like this book, to encourage boys to read. And what better way to start than with this collection of howlers by the likes of Eoin Colfer, David Lubar, Christopher Paul Curtis, and other yuk-inducing luminaries. Standouts include Kate DiCamillo (the lone female among the authors) and editor Scieszkas charmer of a story in letters between a famous author named Maureen OToople and a boy named Joe; David Yoos wacky, laugh-out-loud story about a disappointed father and an evil turkey; and from the diabolical imagination of Jack Gantos, a cautionary tale about dangerous friends and rusty pliers. A must-have collection for the boys in your libraryand while youre at it, get a copy for the girls, too!(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2010, American Library Association.)

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