Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Chickens in the Headlights by Matthew Buckley

I haven't read a book where I laughed out loud in a long time! This one had me uncontrollably laughing so hard the baby, which was usually quietly eating next to me, would look at me like I had gone crazy. I really needed a good childrens book to start out summer. This book is written by one our our home school family's dad, he uses a pen name. They live here in Cache Valley. We got to meet him a few times and he is pretty quiet around strangers so I was surprised his book was so good and funny.

It is about a family of boys, they are LDS, they have a wild summer full of adventures and the one little boy telling the story learns a profound lesson for life. Yes there are actual chickens in the story. If you have ever seen the movie The Sandlot, this book has that kind of humor and uses that kind of voice...a little boy's perspective on life. I loved it and recommend it to anyone that wants to laugh while remembering their childhood lazy summers packed with Family vacations, chores, picnics, siblings and good old fashioned memories.

There is a sequel too...Bullies in the Headlights. I can't wait to read that one!


Whole BOOK

6 comments:

elesa said...

I'm adding it to my "To Read" list!

Matthew Buckley said...

I'm glad you liked it! I always enjoy hearing somebody has laughed at my book. :)

Brent said...

I have read this book as well and I think that mom would get a kick out of it. Lesli's mom found it somewhere and had us read it.

le said...

Apparently my sister use to go to college with his wife. That is how my mom found the book, through my sister.

The Bec-ster said...

That is awesome! Matthew Buckley I can't believe you read my blog...I really hope I didn't say anything to personal...
Brent-I can't believe you didn't tell me about this book before! What other really good ones are you holding out on me? I think mom would really like the book too.
Lesli- Matthew Buckley's wife went to school with your sister? Now my kids do classes with all his kids a few times a month...what a small world.

Brent said...

other good books you are missing:
fountainhead, co-opetition, the going to bed book, enders game. Those are the only books that I have read in the recent past. Oh and Patriots - surviving the coming collapse! That is the book Lesli got me for fathers day.