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 you’re in store for something hilarious. Here is a short story pulled from Funny Business.
Kids. They think they got it so rough these days. But nobody has it worse than Papa Red did when he was a kid. And you better listen up when he talks.
Guys Read is all about turning young readers into lifelong ones—and we aim to leave no guy unturned.
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