Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Joey Pigza, #1)

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Joey Pigza, #1) Joey Pigza Can T Sit Still He Can T Pay Attention, He Can T Follow The Rules, And He Can T Help It Especially When His Meds Aren T Working Joey S Had Problems Ever Since He Was Born, Problems Just Like His Dad And Grandma Have And Whether He S Wreaking Havoc On A Class Trip Or Swallowing His House Key, Joey S Problems Are Getting Worse In Fact, His Behavior Is So Off The Wall That His Teachers Are Threatening To Send Him To The Special Ed Center Downtown.Joey Knows He S Really A Good Kid, But No Matter How Hard He Tries To Do The Right Thing, Something Always Seems To Go Wrong Will He Ever Get Anything Right Summary Joey Pigza feels wired, and it makes it hard for him to succeed in school When Joey has one accident too many, he has to work with his teachers, his mom, and himself to learn to make better decisions.Response I loved this book I could not believe how much Jack Gantos put me inside Joey s head his emotions, his intentions, and his energy level I felt as exhausted and wired reading each sentence as Joey seemed to feel by telling it I knew from the beginning that Joey had a big, kin Summary Joey Pigza feels wired, and it makes it hard for him to succeed in school When Joey has one accident too many, he has to work with his teachers, his mom, and himself to learn to make better decisions.Response I loved this book I could not believe how much Jack Gantos put me inside Joey s head
My daughter brought this book home from school today as all of the students in her group are reading it as part of their middle school transition program.After reading the blurb on the back cover, I had some concerns so I read the rest of the book and I am appalled The book is filled with negative stereotypes about the disabled and so many examples of bad teaching that I cannot believe this is being used in a school environment.The main character is a little boy with ADHD and possible fetal alc My daughter brought this book home from school today as all of the students in her group are reading it as part of their middle school transition program.After reading the blurb on the back cover, I had some concerns so I read the rest of the book and I am appal
This novel was a surprisingly serious and heart wrenching story about a boy 4th or 5th grade with ADHD whose life is totally out of control Joey Pigza s dad ran off when he was just a kindergartener and his mom followed Left to be raised by a well intentioned but emotionally abusive grandmother, who shares symptoms of ADHD, Joey is made to feel responsible for his mom s abandonment and his bad behavior Hopefully waiting at the front window for his mom, day after day, his grandmother would t This novel was a surprisingly serious and heart wrenching story about a boy 4th or 5th grade with ADHD whose life is totally out of control Joey Pigza s dad ran off when he was just a kindergartener and his mom followed Left to be raised by a well intentioned but emotionally abusive grandmother, who shares symptoms of ADHD, Joey is made to feel responsible for his mom s abandonment and his bad behavior Hopefully waiting at the front window for his mom, day after day, his grandmother would tease, See, I just saw her walk by and she saw that you were not sitting still and she just kept on walking cause your mom does not want to come home to a bad boy But Joey is not bad, he is out of control because of his ADHD.His mom does return one day, tries to be a good mom, and
What an incredible book this is Joey Pigza is a child with ADHD whose life is gradually spiralling out of control For a children s book this tackles some serious issues brilliantly Joey is dealing with not only his ADHD but the way others react to it His peers make fun, adults shout at him and his Grandma even abused him You can feel the hurt within the text as Joey is put with children with severe disabilities Despite the subject matter it s quite light hearted and funny The things that What an incredible book this is Joey Pigza is a child with ADHD whose life is gradually spiralling out of control For a children s book this tackles some serious issues brilliantly Joey is
I don t think this book has fairly depicted the trials and tribulations of a student like Joey It feeds to so many misconceptions that, I think should be debunked First, is the idea of using special ed classes as punishment for not behaving In the story, if Joey didn t behave, he will be sent to the spec ed class I don t think that is fair to students who are in these classes They are not weird and different as depicted in this book Second, why do we always justify these misbehaviour to ab I don t think this book has fairly depicted the trials and tribulations of a student like Joey It feeds to so many misconceptions that, I think should be debunked First, is the idea of using special ed classes as punishment for not behaving In the story, if Joey didn t behave, he will be sent to the spec ed class I don t think that is fair to students who are in these classes They are not weird and different as depicted in this book Second, why do we always justify these misbehaviour to absentee, alcoholic parents Joey was abandoned as a child and had an alcoholic mother who was trying to turn herself around If we really do know , ADHD was not cause by being a
I am very double minded about this book.Likes I really like how this book is written from Joey s perspective It describes how a child with ADHD might experience his life from his point of view I think this is an important viewpoint to have available It is also very well written.Dislikes This book is copyrighted 1998, but I had to look twice just to be sure that it didn t say 1968 or 1978 The portrayal of the Special Education classroom as one that is totally segregated and in the basement I am very double minded about this book.Likes I really like how this book is written from Joey s perspective It describes how a child with ADHD might experience his life from his point of view I think this is an important viewpoint to have available It is also very well written.Dislikes This book is copyrighted 1998, but I had to look twice just to be sure that it didn t say 1968 or 1978 The portrayal of th
My son has ADHD, so I was curious to see what he would think This review is based on his reaction, coupled with mine My son HATED this book He was offended by Joey There are so few books that feature kids with ADHD that it is hard to find a kindred spirit He felt Joey would become the poster child for kids with ADHD and everyone would assume his actions are the standard He cringed at the situations Joey would get in to, as did I But while I felt sorry for Joey, he fel
I find this book abhorrent to children and families of children who have ADHD That any school would put this on their required reading list as representative of what a typical child with ADHD is like is bothersome Not ALL children
I believe that families with children suffering from behavioral disorders all face many of the same problems, and the fact that none of my children are ADHD diagnosed did not interfere with my deep sense of connection with Joey and his mother though, having read this, I wonder about my five year old for whom Asperger s is currently the leading guess amongst me and his teachers In many ways, she and I suffer from the same devastating problem, of walking into a public school building and instan I believe that families with children suffering from behavioral disorders all face many of the same problems, and the fact that none of my children are ADHD diagnosed did not interfere with my deep sense of connection with Joey and his mother though, having read this, I wonder about my five year old fo
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos was a good and enjoyable book to read This book is about a boy named Joey who has some tough times when it comes to certain things and paying attention This book shows the perspective of different people in Joey s life and what they think of him.I think this story is very well written The setting of this book is very clear and easy to follow, along with the

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  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Joey Pigza, #1)
  • Jack Gantos
  • English
  • 07 January 2019
  • 0064408337