The newest book of the month is brought to you by Cory Schnaible, age 8.
Originally printed in 1987, Mad Balls was an instant classic. Any book that you write as a child and is laminated by your parents is a keeper. I would pick an excerpt to share with you, but I couldn’t pick just one. You’ll see why. With Cory’s permission (right, cory?), I will reprint it in its entirety.
“Mad balls are MaD like skreeming mamy and skullface and fistface and BadGuy like wolfBrat SlimBall and [illegible] and sik ones like slim Brothor and fistface and wolf Brat and one [illegible] madBall. and his name is momy Mad ball and their #16 Madball and their some Madballs are siko dont you think so?
I do! I do! me to! me to! I do! I do! me to! me to! I do! I do!”
Brilliant, brilliant stuff.Tweet