Monday, February 27, 2012

Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald - ESSENTIAL


Greenwald, Tommy Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading, 220 p. Roaring Brook, 2011.  Charlie Joe, middle schooler,  is desperate to never read a book from cover-to-cover.  The lengths that he will go to in order to avoid reading are outrageous and legendary.  If you have an aversion to laughing, you’d better not get this book.  It begs to be read out-loud to the nearest person you can find to listen – even total strangers! EL, MS – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library Teacher

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

Do love Charlie Joe, and my students do as well. I've been trying to get the male teachers to read the book as well, so have an unprecedented FIVE copies, since teachers seem to take a long time to get things read! The sequel coming out in August is good as well.