“Guys Read: Funny Business” By Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Curtis, Kate DiCamillo, Paul Feig, Jack Gantos, Jeff Kinney, David Lubar, Adam Rex 

11027830Guys Read: Funny Business
By: Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Curtis, Kate DiCamillo, Paul Feig, Jack Gantos, Jeff Kinney, David Lubar, Adam Rex
Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Kate DiCamillo, John Keating, Jon Scieszka, Bronson Pinchot
Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
Release date: 09-23-10
Publisher: HarperAudio

Very funny tales of youth. My favorite story was one of an average student having to write a stupid letter to an author. The conversation between the author and the student is poignant, funny and inspiring. The story is called “Insert Author Question Here.” the rest of the stories are just a load of fun. The audiobook version is great due to the various readers.

Publisher’s Summary
It’s here: Volume One of the official Guys Read Library. Jon Scieszka’s Guys Read initiative was founded on a simple premise: that young guys enjoy reading most when they have reading they can enjoy. And out of this comes a series that aims to give them just that. The series includes 10 books, arranged by theme, featuring the best of the best where writing for kids is concerned. Each book is a collection of original short stories, but these aren’t your typical anthologies – each book is edgy, inventive, visual, and one-of-a-kind, featuring a different theme for guys to get excited about.

Funny Business is based around the theme of – what else? – humor, and if you’re familiar with Jon and Guys Read, you already know what you’re in store for: 10 hilarious stories from some of the funniest writers around. Before you’re through, you’ll meet a teenage mummy; a kid desperate to take a dip in the world’s largest pool of chocolate milk; a homicidal turkey; parents who hand over their son’s room to a biker; the only kid in his middle school who hasn’t turned into a vampire, wizard, or superhero; and more. And the contributor list includes best-selling authors, award winners, and fresh new talent alike: Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Kate DiCamillo (writing with Jon Scieszka), Paul Feig, Jack Gantos, Jeff Kinney, David Lubar, Adam Rex, and David Yoo.

Guys Read is all about turning young readers into lifelong ones – and with this book, and each subsequent installment in the series, we aim to leave no guy unturned.

©2010 Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Kate DiCamillo & Jon Scieszka, Paul Feig, Jack Gantos, Jeff Kinney, David Lubar, Adam Rex, and David Yoo (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

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