I love this book, but it needs a new title. Dudes drool, we know that—but both guys AND gals can, and will, enjoy these stories. How about instead of GUYS READ: TRUE STORIES, we call it WE ALL READ: TRUE & FUN STORIES.
There is something for everyone here: regular form story; cartoons; and even poetry. I LOVE that everything here is a true story. This book is marketed to grades three through seven, but it feels so good to learn something as an adult, too. The mix of styles is a great way to keep the brain engaged.
I do have one criticism: that history of dentistry was painful. Ouch! At least this is geared to kids and not too graphic, but still! Beeswax stuffed into a split tooth…I shiver at the thought. But that’s not a real downer: I actually learned something, it was entertaining, and the author did a great job of making it relatable and readable.
This collection is a testament to Jon Scieszka. Not only are his shelves breaking under the weight of all his awards, but he’s a teacher, too. He knows kids. He knows learning. Scieszka brought in the best of the bunch, and every story shows off the respective author’s individually mastered skills.
Parents: buy with confidence, knowing this is high-quality, educational, and—fun!
If you are not a parent, you’ll love this, too.
Thanks to Walden Pond Press for sharing this book with me to review.
You can find this book’s preview and other soon-to-be reviews on Amazon: Guys Read: True Stories