Jamie loves to make people laugh. So, he tells jokes. Lots of jokes. He also studies great comedians and learns how to deliver funny lines in just the right way. He tries out these bits of humor on the people he meets around town, especially those that come into his uncle's restaurant, where he helps out on weekends.
But, Jamie's life is not all laughs in I Funny (Lexile: 610; Interest Level: Grades 3-7) by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. He also must face the school bully, who is always around, the hardships of living with relatives who are very different from him, and the difficulties of using of wheelchair for mobility. None of this really gets Jamie down, though, and he takes his humor on the road to try to become the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic.
Follow Jamie on his adventures and laugh with him along the way. This book is an easy read and one that readers will find inspiring as well as funny! (320 p.)
One of the reasons I became an elementary school librarian is so I can read children's books.