Monday, October 6, 2008

Scieszka in the House

...the Boulder Bookstore, actually.

Saw Jon Scieszka yesterday read from his new autobiography at the Boulder Bookstore. He's the sublimely sarcastic writer behind such children's snark-classics as: The Stinky Cheese Man, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, Math Curse, Squids Will be Squids, and many more.

He's also the first ever Ambassador for Children's Literature, which means he's big on promoting literacy, and those of you who know me will know I'm all about laughing while learning. :) His two newest projects, Guys Read and his autobiography Knucklehead look really interesting. The former is an anthology of writing by male writers about what it's like to be a guy. This book is meant to encourage boys to read more. The latter is a combination scrap book, memoir, comic book...and I'm really interested in an autobiography written this way; I'd like to try it myself.

At the event, he read a story from Knucklehead called "Crossing Swords." Hilarious. Not about weaponry, but about urination and having six brothers. :)
Here's an NPR story about Guys Read: check it out, guys and girls:

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