We know that the headline (from an actual article earlier this week) is controversial; we’re glad it grabbed your attention. But now we want to know-how many farting noises will you put up with to have your boys grab a book instead of the remote?
Reluctant readers have turned the reading switch ON with the help of our friends Greg, Brian, Ook, Dan, and Ryan.* Granted, these may not be the studies greatest literary characters ever put down on paper, but right now, some parents are hoping “grossology” will help close the 10% gender reading gap (yes, have shown it to be this much) between the sexes. So we ask the question to you all, “Boys trail girls in reading; can fart jokes help?”
We here at Book Clubs march by the drum of get ’em reading, get ’em learning. Reading for pleasure and encouraging children to choose their own books that they can’t wait to read…well, that’s the first step in a lifelong love of reading. And, at the end of the day, I for one will embrace the fart jokes. Will you?
* Can you can name all of the titles of the works our friends have appeared in?