“ Just try to keep kids away from this collection. Entertaining and fast-moving, silly and sweet, this homage to family life is not to be missed. ”

School Library Journal, starred review

“ An “autobiography” that’s as funny as the man who wrote it! ”

Jon talks about growing up with 5 brothers in this audio excerpt!

Knucklehead featuring Jon Scieszka from Jillian Laks on Vimeo.

How did Jon Scieszka get so funny, anyway? Growing up as one of six brothers was a good start, but that was just the beginning. Throw in Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, jokes told at family dinner, and the result is Knucklehead. Part memoir, part scrapbook, this hilarious trip down memory lane provides a unique glimpse into the formation of a creative mind and a free spirit.