Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to NOT Reading by Tommy Greenwald-ESSENTIAL

Greenwald, Tommy.  Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to NOT Reading, 224 pgs.  Roaring Brook Press, 2011.  $14.99.  Inside cover: “Charlie Joe Jackson may be the most reluctant reader ever born.  And so far, he’s managed to get through life without ever reading an entire book from cover to cover.  But now that he’s in middle school, avoiding reading isn’t as easy as it used to be.  And when his friend Timmy McGibney decides that he’s tired of covering for him, Charlie Joe finds himself resorting to desperate measures to keep his personal record intact.  This is the hilarious story of an avid non-reader and the extreme lengths to which he’ll go to get out of reading a book.    I liked that this book had 25 non reading tips.  I also liked the cartoon-like illustrations.  I thought it was funny how he tried to avoid reading.  EL.  ESSENTIAL.  Student Reviewed:  JL- age 9.

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

ADORE this book. It "tricked" one of my most reluctant readers into reading the entire book, which is not short!