Frindle Author:Andrew Clements "From this day on and forever, I will never use the word PEN again. Instead, I will use the word FRINDLE." A quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words that will soon have readers inventing their own. Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. Who can forget the time he turned the classroom into a tropical island, or the tim... more »es he has fooled the teacher by chirping like a blackbird? But now it looks like his days as a troublemaker are over. Now Nick is in Mrs Granger's class - she who has X-ray vision - and everyone knows that nobody gets away with anything in her classroom. To make matters worse, Mrs Granger is also fanatical about the dictionary - which Nick thinks is so boring. But then inspiration strikes and Nicholas invents his greatest plan yet: to create a new word. From now on, a pen is no longer a pen - it's a frindle. It doesn't take long to catch on and soon the excitement has spread well beyond the school and town...but frindle doesn't belong to Nick anymore, it has a life of it's own, and all Nick can do now, is sit back and watch what happens.« less
This is one of my all time favorite children's books. Itshows how a caring teacher can reach one of her more challenging students. It was a Florida Sunshine State book. I'd recommend this book to young and old alike.