Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

Paperback - 2014
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To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription meds wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired.
Publisher: New York : Square Fish, an imprint of Macmillan : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2014.
Edition: Second Square Fish edition.
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 9781250061683
1250061687
Characteristics: 153 pages ; 20 cm.
Alternative Title: Swallowed the key

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vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Joey is an energetic and imaginative third-grader who must take medication to keep his ADHD under control. He sometimes learns the hard way that it is not wise to stick his finger in a pencil sharpener or swallow the key to the house! Ages 6-12.

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Rachel_Em
Apr 01, 2015

I love Joey Pigza! A great choice for diversity, humor, and realistic fiction readers.

LibrarianDest Jan 22, 2015

Joey Pigza is the kind of character that seems too real to be fictional. He's a sweet kid who has a very hard time staying still and following rules. His story will make you laugh, cry, and think. The audiobook (narrated by the author Jack Gantos) is fantastic.

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kkcox
Jul 29, 2014

A good book for anyone dealing with ADHD but tugs at your heart. Not the humorous book I was expecting

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prekteach34
Jun 11, 2013

As a teacher who has worked with students like Joey, I found this book very enlightening.

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Mar 10, 2010

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kkcox
Jul 29, 2014

kkcox thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 16

Worthington1 Aug 21, 2013

Worthington1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 11

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