Friday, April 10, 2009
The Time Warp Trio – Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith
Jon Scieszka, former elementary school teacher understood the need for books for boys and wrote them, even dedicating a website to books for guys (http://www.guysread.com/). These books are ones I stumbled upon at the library while searching for interesting books for a beginning boy reader. My son quickly devoured all of them and if there were more we’d read them. The premise is that one of the boys gets a book from his magician uncle. Unfortunately they don’t take the time to understand its powers and it transports them to the past. They have to find the book to get home and along the way all they have are their wits to defeat terrors of the era, like a huge black knight. My son found these humorous and I too caught myself laughing out loud. We read them aloud sometimes and used them as beginning chapter books. There are at least 14 of them. Check them out!