Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5R4.615830
How did Jon Scieszka get so funny, anyway? Growing up as one of six brothers was a good start, but that was just the beginning. Throw in Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, jokes told at family dinner, and the result is Knucklehead. Part memoir, part scrapbook, this hilarious trip down memory lane provides a unique glimpse into the formation of a creative mind and a free spirit.

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Hardcover, 112 pages
Published on October 2, 2008 by Viking Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0670011061
ISBN-13: 9780670011063
5 Book Reviews
  • alexandrawest
    alexandrawestover 3 years55 stars
    Its a good book, it was my assignment.
    • Ryan Hazelwoodabout 4 years
      This book is really funny it it will add a lot of humor to your day. It is a great book for any age and will make you laugh up a storm This book is about a kid named John, and his family growing up and developing with a sense of humor. This book combines over 20 memoirs of Johns life and puts them into a hilarious story. I would recommend this book to any 4th-8th grader.
      • Mrs. DeYoungabout 5 years
        I love this books and so did all the grades I read it too, 2nd-5th. It's a laugh out loud no holding back. Girls and boys loved when I read it and couldn't wait until I saw them the following week to hear more!
        • klarso
          Mrs. Larsonover 6 years55 stars
          Great book with each chapter containing a different event that happened in the author's life. So funny!
          • misstevens
            Miss Stevensover 6 years
            These memoirs are so funny! :)