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. Ten 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: ten 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 bestselling author, 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.
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“The audio adds top names in narration. Their timing ant ones make each story, whether slapstick or slightly disgust, even stronger…David Yoo’s slightly spooky story of a boy who goes toe to claw with a homicidal turkey…is guaranteed to get giggles and guffaws.”
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— Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Guys Read: Funny Business
“Standouts include…David Yoo’s wacky, laugh-out-loud story about a disappointed father and an evil turkey…A must-have collection.”
— Booklist (starred review) on Guys Read: Funny Business
“Sets the bar high…Has a little something for everyone.”
— VOYA on Guys Read: Funny Business
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About David Yoo
David Yoo is the author of the teen novels Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before and Girls for Breakfast. He is also a contributor to Guys Read: Funny Business. He lives in Massachusetts, where he teaches in the MFA program at Pine Manor College and at the Gotham Writers’ Workshop.
About John Keating
John Keating is an actor, voice talent, and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. His numerous acting credits include Roundabout Theatre’s production of Juno and the Paycock and La Mama ETC’s production of Cat and the Moon, as well as various parts with the Irish Repertory Theater and the Irish Arts Center. He can also be seen in the HBO miniseries John Adams, starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney.