Review & Giveaway! I Even Funnier by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein


Have I got a great giveaway to tell you about today! 😀

One lucky person will win a copy of “I Funny” PLUS a copy of  “I Even Funnier”! That’s right – both books in this awesome series by award-winning authors James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein! Read to the end to find out how to enter!


IEvenFunnierHCI Even Funnier

by James Patterson

and Chris Grabenstein

Hardcover: 368 pages -ages 8+

Published by Little, Brown and Company on December 9, 2013

After being declared “Funniest Kid in New York State” in I Funny (Book 1), Jamie Grimm is ready to go to the national semi-final comedy competition! Jamie, along  with Gilda Gold, Joey Gaynor & Jimmy Pierce, is ready to make you laugh until you bust a gut!  Jamie is totally psyched about the competition, but everything seems to be going wrong. Joey’s mom is dealing with having cancer and after getting into MAJOR trouble at school, Joey ends up having to move in with Jamie’s super-nice uncle  Frankie. Jamie is still living with his terrible Aunt and Uncle and his horribly mean cousin (we learn in Book 1 that Jamie was hurt (and is now in a wheelchair) and his parents killed in a car crash before the series starts and he lives with his mom’s sister and her family). When Joey moves in with Uncle Frankie, Jamie also goes to live with him, which is good because Jamie’s cousin is being worse than ever. Things are going pretty well until Uncle Frankie has a heart attack! With all this going on, will Jamie become “The Planet’s Funniest Kid” or will all of his dreams go down the drain?

This book was one of those where I remember the characters really well. I really enjoyed the story. The best part of the book – that no matter what happens, the characters don’t give up. All the hardships the characters in the book go through make me care for them even more. The characters are believable middle school kids. Some of the story plot seems a bit sad, but it’s really the kind of things kids have to go through every day. The humor in the book is hysterical and I had a few laugh out loud moments when I was reading it. I love Jamie’s motto – “Laughter is the best medicine” 🙂 Mr. Patterson and Mr. Grabenstein’s writing style is enjoyable to read. The book is very appropriate for middle school age kids even though it deals with some sad topic. I think this book can inspire everyone to persevere and follow your dreams. I can’t wait for the next book (I Funniest) to come out.  🙂

I give I Even Funnier 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks

To learn more, please visit Mr. Patterson’s Middle School Books official website HERE!

Visit Mr. Grabenstein’s website HERE!

Follow Mr. Patterson on Twitter HERE and Mr. Grabenstein HERE!

Like Mr. Patterson on Facebook HERE and Mr. Grabenstein HERE!

Now for the Giveaway!

To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is comment saying you want to enter. But you can ALSO give me your best joke, OR your best evil laugh (because I like evil laughs)! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! 😈

The contest runs until Tuesday December 10th. I will put all the names of people who enter in a hat (I haven’t decided what kind of hat, but I guess it should be funny). My sister Josie will pick a name out of the hat and I will announce the winner on December 11th! Good Luck!

Categories: Age 6-9, Age 9+, Erik's Favs

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52 replies

  1. Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Neighbor Girl

  2. I need to win and | want to win I must win Now Mwaaaaahahahahahwhhaa

  3. Hi Erik—excellent review! Here’s my joke (which I also used in my own middle grade book): Why did the elephant sit on the marshmallow? ….So he wouldn’t fall into the hot chocolate! 🙂

  4. HO HO HO

    The I FUNNY guy is wearing my glasses. 😀

  5. Oh dear, I don’t know anything funny, so I must really need to win this!

  6. Great review, Erik 🙂 I would like to enter the contest.

    Do you know what the problem is with jokes? They always get elected.

  7. I want to WIN!!!!! (I never win these things.)

    Okay, at the risk of being banned from this site by your parents, here is my “joke:”

    Why did Tigger stick his head in the toilet?

    answer: He was lookiing for Pooh! (sorry Mom)

    Evil laugh: 👿 😈

  8. I want to win too! COOL titles!

  9. Wow! These books sound funny!… but also a little heavy with all the sickness and accidents! I like the idea of laughter being the best medicine though 🙂

  10. I’m glad you reviewed this book, Erik. I’ve seen them on the B&N shelves for the longest time and know they’re a big hit, but I’ve never been tempted to pick them up and take a look—maybe because of the improper english?! lol Now you’ve made me curious in a GOOD way. Thanks 😀

  11. Know that kids love this series. And your review certainly did the book justice! Really sounds like it is good for many belly laughs. Don’t enter me in the contest — have too much on my plate.

  12. No one can compete with your evil laugh, Erik!

  13. No way can I do an evil laugh like you Erik! but I have a joke — Why couldn’t the bicycle go? It was two tired. I need to win these books because I’m known as the class clown at school. I funny!!

  14. Wow! Great giveaway!
    Why do elves go to school?
    To learn the Elf-abet! Mwahahahahahah!!!

  15. I would love to read both these books. Funny books are like second to Scary books on the list of what kids ask for in the library!
    What does Jack Frost eat for breakfast?

    (Frosties….) HAHAHAHAHAHA.

  16. Great giveaway! I haven’t personally read this series yet, but my daughter is crazy about them. Maybe soon, I’d get to these! 🙂

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