Saving these for when Nate gets a little older (and Avery will probably dig some of these short stories as well), but am really enjoying reading through them now. Isn’t that one of the marks of great kidlit? Stories that resonate with both kids and adults.
Sometimes when I start a collection of short stories, I excitedly rifle through them and read the first couple lines of each. Here's how the first story in Guys Read: Funny Business starts out — "Ernest was a nerd, but it was fourth grade: we were all nerds. Even the best of us were shackled to some fatal flaw." After reading that, you know it's going to be pretty hilarious (and smartly written). And your mind jumps back to some embarrassing, awkward scene from your own fourth grade career.