Funny Read Aloud to Share with Your Kids

I couldn’t pass up the chance to share this funny read aloud with you!  I pulled this book way out of the archives for my post today.  This one has always been a household favorite.  While the title may not ring any bells, I can guarantee that if you read this book with your family, smiles will be abundant, giggling will ensue and begging for more will commence when the chapter is over.  And that will just be the reaction of your spouse … can you imagine the kids?

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Title: Be a Perfect Person in Just Three DaysBe A Perfect Person funny read aloud

Author: Stephen Manes

Target: Grades 3-6

Series: There is a sequel: Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday

What this book is about:
When Milo gets hit in the head at the library by a falling book, he takes notice. This particular book is written by Dr. Silverfish, and its impressive title, Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days, is just too good to pass up. Milo follows the instructions, word for word. Does it work? Do you think you could do it?

Why I love this book:
This book is clever and hilarious. Day one is probably the funniest and my third and eighth grader laughed out loud more times than I can count. Let’s just say that every time I asked if they wanted one more chapter, the chorus was a resounding “yes!”

The book does have a lovely message which I think parents will appreciate.  The chapters are just the perfect length with the right amount of suspense so that kids won’t be able to wait for the next night.

Who this book is for:
Great for elementary and middle school kids who like to laugh.

Final thoughts:
The copy I got from the library had the most horribly dated illustrations. No child will ever pick this one up on their own, but once you start reading it, they won’t want you to stop.

To purchase this book:
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