A Middle School Story
James Patterson & Chris
(Illustrator), Frankie Seratch (Reader)
December 10, 2012
Audio CD /
Run Time: 3 hours,
by Jo Rogers
Funnyis the story of Jamie Grimm, a kid that wants
to be the best stand-up comedian in the world.
He’s always cracking jokes, even though
he doesn’t seem to have anything to laugh about.
Jamie, through circumstances he’d rather
not talk about, lives his life in a wheelchair.
He is adopted by an aunt and uncle and wicked
son, Stevie. Stevie is a
bully, plain and simple and doesn’t let Jamie
have any slack because of the wheelchair.
Like most true bullies, it seems to make Jamie
a bigger target to Stevie.
his Uncle Frankie tells him about a contest to find
The Planet’s Funniest Kid Comic.
Jamie, although unsure of himself, feels compelled
to enter. But what if he
isn’t any good? His
friends all laugh at his jokes, but they’re his
friends. Can he make a room
full of strangers laugh? There’s
only one way to find out. He
has to enter the contest. Can
he win because he’s funny?
Or, as Stevie cruelly suggests, will they give
him the prize out of pity because of the wheelchair?
one thing that really makes Jamie mad.
He doesn’t want pity because of his wheelchair.
He wants to be successful on his own merits.
book can be hilarious because Jamie has a wonderful
attitude about his life in the wheelchair.
I can identify with Jamie, because I grew up
in that wheelchair, too. Like
Jamie, I was in a wheelchair and my oldest sister bullied
me. Jamie will never succeed
with his talent unless he really tries.
Listen to I Funny and laugh with Jamie.
Read by Frankie Seratch, it will tickle your
funny bone and tug at your heartstrings.