Reviewed by Glory U (age 11)
I think the book is funny because the character Joey Pigza is crazy and a likable character because he does a lot of funny and crazy things. For example when Joey went to get a checkup at the doctor’s office, the doctor stepped out and Joey went into the cabinet in the office and took all the bandages and placed them all over his stomach. When the doctor came back into the room and checked Joey for his heartbeat, he was alarmed at all the bandages on his stomach and he thought Joey was being abused. The story and illustrations work well together. It’s hard to believe that someone and could swallow a key and do the things that he does with the key and the illustrations help you believe such an unbelievable story. For instance I enjoyed the illustration where the key was still inside of his stomach.
I recommend this book to people that act the same as Joey Pigza does. I think they will like the story because they could relate to Joey and the person could say, “Oh I act like the same as Joey”. I also recommend the book to people that like to laugh because this book does a lot of crazy things they will laugh too. And they might share it with other people that like to laugh also. You could learn a lesson from this book about how Joey does things he is not supposed to do and how he ended up in Special Ed.