Audiobook Review: Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money

October 31, 2011

Chaka Khan, Chaka Khan, Chaka Khan. *sticks out tongue*

chickeeLet me just say that Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money (written by Christopher Paul Curtis and narrated by Joe Holt) is perfect for a road trip. Perfect. My daughter and I laughed SO HARD during various parts of the book. It was kind of amazing.

The characters are fantastic, the narrator is great, and the plot is so absurd. I mean, just really. Basically, the book asks what you would do if you, as a nine-year-old member of Flint Future Detectives and the second smartest kid in your grade, received a quadrillion dollar bill from one of your neighbors.

If you are Steven, you have to deal with a father who forces you to think critically, a mother who tries to use psychobabble on you, a best friend who is younger than you but looks older, a ginormous dog that looks like a bear, a secret agent with something to prove, and a dictionary that insults you every time you use it.

It’s just a lot to deal with is all.

But it’s so fun to listen to.

Quirky Brown: 7; Support Your Local Library: 37; Audiobook Challenge: 5/6; POC Reading Challenge: 22

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