The Retired Kid (Hardcover)

By Jon Agee, Jon Agee (Illustrator)

Disney-Hyperion, 9781423103141, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 5, 2008

Fall 2008 Kids' List

“It's hard work, being a kid, so Brian decides to retire: no more school, violin lessons, soccer practice, or babysitting his little sister. He moves to the Happy Sunset Retirement Community in Florida and, at first, things are pretty cool. But after awhile he decides maybe his 'job' wasn't so bad after all. A seriously funny look at the challenges (and rewards) of being a kid.”
— Marilyn, Book Ends, Winchester, MA
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Description

"It's been a wonderful eight years, but I need a break."

At the Happy Sunset Retirement Community, there's Ethel, Myrtle, Harvey, and Tex. And then there's Brian. The retired kid. He's here to escape school, homework, and daily chores.

But retired living has its challenges, especially when you're sixty years younger than everybody else!



About the Author

Jon Agee is the author/illustrator of a number of celebrated picture books, including Nothing, Milo's Hat Trick (an ALA notable), The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau (an ALA notable), and The Return of Freddy Legrand (an SLJ Best Book). He has also created six popular books of wordplay, among them Smart Feller Fart Smeller and Go Hang a Salami! I'm a Lasagna Hog! He lives in San Francisco.
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