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The Retired Kid

Jon Agee ê 9 eview

Hilarious addition to the list of the grass "Always Greener Tropes Admittedly I "greener tropes I adults might get of a chuckle out of this than kids So I was surprised that my six year old got the moral of this story and made connections Rockumentaries are those boring shows Pappy watches So all in all a nice book for a laugh and to pull out when junior starts to whine about how Home: The Story of Everyone Who Ever Lived in Our House rough life is And bonus points getting to use my old man voice whileeading a picture book A good book to Chicken Licken read to your child when he complains what a bore it is to go to school and do chores The language is simple but some of the humour might be beyond your child Nevertheless he ll get the message allight that life as a kid is good school and all Very clever Just ead it to my class of 4th graders and they got a kick out of it too although they didn t agree that being a kid was a job The Retired Kid is a great book However I feel that I would choose it for an older audience Maybe 3rd or 4th grade "where students can eally understand what Brian goes through at his age I love this book because it picks at the "students can Mindfulness for Black Dogs Blue Days: Finding a Path Through Depression really understand what Brian goes through at his age I love this book because it picks at the issues of being a kid like going to school or other lessons Most kids would agree that school is a job that they want toetire from But would they Koshka's Tales: Stories from Russia really want to leave to ae. It's been a wonderful eight years but I need a breakAt the Happy Sunset Retirement Community there's Ethel. ,

Tirement home This book allows for great discussions class You could have students write about what their idea of etirement would be if they could The illustrations are colorful and very bold They are similar to a child s drawings and could easily be used by children as inspiration to illustrate their own images about etirementIn the end though I love how the author This is a funny story about the drudgery and meaning of our daily work whatever our age It is a bit of a commentary on the activities of etired persons and the need to feel active and useful Our girls thought the juxtaposition was silly Between school and babysitting and soccer practice Brian is in a ut He "TELLS HIS PARENTS IT S BEEN "his parents It s been wonderful eight years but I need a break The next day he s on a plane to Florida There his days are filled with card games golf and afternoon naps But sometimes not having a job is not all it s cracked up to beVery cute story by Agee about exploring other lifestyles and learning to appreciate what you ve got The Retired Kid is interesting because Jon Agee has a very cartoony sketchy style and a lot of the pages look like panels because they have gutters but the texts and pictures
AND NOT VERY INTEGRATED CERTAINLY NOT 
not very integrated certainly not the way they are in comics The ve. Myrtle Harvey and Tex And then there's Brian The etired kid He's here to escape school homework and dail. .

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Ry last page has large text in a speech bubble puzzling "hybrid From his official I took up painting sculpture lithography photography "From his official biography I took up painting sculpture lithography photography filmmaking but the thing I loved most was sketching out cartoons and comic strips in my spare time When I graduated I hauled my pile of doodles into the offices of a bunch of editors with the wild notion that somebody might publish them When that failed I wrote a story for kids to go with my picturesI tried to find out if Jon Agee does any comics work not targeted toward children It looks like Palindromania is listed in the comic book database and could be for all ages Like William Steig another picture book authorillustrator Jon Agee also has had some cartoons published in the New Yorker My boys were already familiar with and enjoy this book the 3rd grader brought it home from school but it was new to me They all think it s funny I think I d like to be etired for a month especially if I could substitute some other activity for the golf Oh what a fun book Agee is always good but I think this "is book is a doozy perhaps since I am ecently etired My favorite part was Brian s aversion to "book is a doozy perhaps since I am ecently etired My favorite part was Brian s aversion to juice smoothies at the etirement home Definitely a cute ead for a young eader to share with Confessions of a Freelance Penmonkey retired Grandma and Grandpa. Y choresButetired living has its challenges especially when you're sixty years younger than everybody el.

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