beware: today is chu’s day

Day 15: Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman, illus by Adam Rex Harper (HarperCollins), 2013. “When Chu sneezed, bad things happened.” This is the first line of the story, and I’m hooked. What sort of bad things happened? As the story progresses I add: and how bad could it possibly be? Why are this cute littleContinue reading “beware: today is chu’s day”

moonday on thursday

Day Seven: Moonday by Adam Rex Disney/Hyperion Books, 2013. What do you do when the moon lowers itself into your backyard? When mornings are replaced by perpetual night, and people sigh-sleep in their eyes. What do you do when the tide comes in, and all the neighborhood dogs won’t stop howling? You take the moon forContinue reading “moonday on thursday”

{book} frankenstein takes the cake

DAY 25 Frankenstein Takes the Cake by Adam Rex Harcourt, 2008. I saw Adam Rex’s name, so…I had to show it to Natalya every three minutes (and that was me being restrained). Finally, N set the Isabel Allende book she’d been reading in Spanish and humored me only to be completely sucked into the readContinue reading “{book} frankenstein takes the cake”

the true meaning of smekday

The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex (author, illustrator) Hyperion Books for Children, 2007. hardcover, 425 pages. It all starts with a school essay. When twelve-year-old Gratuity (“Tip”) Tucci is assigned to write five pages on “The True Meaning of Smekday” for the National Time Capsule contest, she’s not sure where to begin. When herContinue reading “the true meaning of smekday”

guys read

Guys Read #01: Funny Business Edited by Jon Scieszka w/ Illustrations by Adam Rex Scholastic Inc., 2010. 10 stories, 268 pages, tradepaper. Ten stories guaranteed to delight, amuse, and possibly make you spit your milk in your friend’s face, from the following esteemed writers: Mac Barnett (The Brixton Brothers: The Case of the Case ofContinue reading “guys read”