by Jack Gantos (4th+)
Joey Pigza is wired, really wired. His doctors call it ADD, or Attention Deficit Disorder. Joey just knows that it’s hard for him to control himself. He doesn’t mean to get in trouble: He just wondered how the pencil sharpener worked and didn’t thin before he stuck his finger in…And he knew he shouldn’t run with scissors, but he didn’t mean to cut his classmate’s nose. Then there was the incident with his house key. It might sound funny to us, but it’s not funny for Joey. His teacher says that if his behavior doesn’t improve, he’ll get sent to a special school. Can Joey behave? And how does he get rid of the key in his stomach? Find out for yourself when you read Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key.