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Extended Audio Sample Guys Read: Funny Business, by Jon Scieszka, various authors Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (798 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jon Scieszka, various authors Narrator: various narrators Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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, 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 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Jon Scieszka again proves his expertise in humor and hooking boys on reading by choosing 10 hysterical stories, many of them written by the funniest children’s book writers in the field…A great family listen, this audio is guaranteed to get giggles and guffaws.” 

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  • Funny Business, sets the bar highWill have readers laughing as they turn the pages.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stephanie Bell | 2/18/2014

    " Guys Read: Funny Business is hilarious!! Its one of my go-to books when I'm faced with a relunctant guy reader. Heck, I'll recommend this book to anyone!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by svm | 2/16/2014

    " the best part is the jon scieszka & kate dicamillo joint piece. pick it up for that one alone. priceless! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kim Maddin | 2/13/2014

    " A few stories I really liked. I even laughed out loud at a few spots. Other stories I thought were a little weird... but it is a book for guys and I'm not one of those. We will be discussing this with a grade 7/8 guys book club soon, I'll get to hear what they thought of the stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karen | 2/12/2014

    " Really didn't meet my expectations...I expected a whole lot more silly. Only Adam Rex's story, 'Will', was good-ish. I was never one for short stories anyways. "

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