I don’t write book reviews very often (by which, I mean I do it basically never) but earlier this year I felt compelled to share my excitement over James Patterson’s middle grade book, I Funny. As an elementary school librarian, my days are filled with stories– and (since I really dig books for boys) these stories happen to contain a lot of fart jokes. But everyone needs a break from the norm, so I was refreshed to stumble upon a book for the 4th-7th grade crowd that went deeper than the usual booger and gas bit. I Funny is the story of Jamie Grimm, a kid comedian who wants to make it big in the world of stand-up comedy– he also happens to use a wheelchair.
I’m. In. Love. A character who has a sense of humor, strong friendships, a possible love interest, AND a disability? Be still my heart.
So when the folks from Little, Brown Books got in touch about doing a giveaway here on What Do You Do, Dear? for the soon-to-be released sequel, I could hardly contain my excitement. Seriously– I’m pretty sure I could feel my librarian heart fluttering away like the wings of a certain butterfly that was once a very ravenous little caterpillar. So I said absolutely and a copy of the newest Jamie Grimm adventure showed up on my doorstep.
I give you I Even Funnier.
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Mr. Patterson is a Vanderbilt grad, just like me and Greg? Woot!
So now I get to offer it to you. Enter for your chance to win a copy of I Funny AND I Even Funnier. It’s a Thanksgiving miracle, you guys. Check out the details below and may the odds be ever in your favor!