Another great addition to the Wayside Schools series. My 9 year old read this book in a day. He absolutely loves this series and reads and rereads the books. I read these as a kid and found it hilarious-it has truly stood the test of time.
Great for reading to your younger kids or for a young adult to read by themselves. There are a bunch of very silly stories that are short enough to keep childrens' attention while still being detailed enough to create a beleivable alternate reality. Probably my favorite young adults' book.
There are 29 children in Mrs. Jewls and we this book is about them. The teacher throws the computer out the window, so the children can learn about gravity. Todd gets in trouble until he gets a magic dog. Paul is saved by Leslie's pigtails and Ron tries the the cafeteria's Mushroom Surprise.
I read this book when I was in the 1st or 2nd grade (or had it read to me). I know at that time I loved the story, and especially loved each character and the way they were illustrated and depicted in the book. Wayside school is definitely a wacky place to be educated, but leads to awesome adventures for the characters as well as readers.
Eventually, we read this book to pieces and unfortunately lost it in a big move. I missed this book, I really really wanted to read it over and over again. One day I found it in a Goodwill and bought it for a dollar or so. Once I brought it home and began to read it I was overwhelmed with all of the memories this book held for me.
Yes, it's a younger person's type of book and I am 19... but this is one of those books that children don't forget, it's the kind they beg to be read to them over and over.
Yum! Miss Mush is dishing out her famous Mushroom Surprise in the Wayside School cafeteria. Ron saya it tastes like hot dogs and grape jelly. Clean your plate and you'll turn green in time for class pictures day. Wear your craziest outfit and you'll fit right in between Maurecia in her striped bikini and Calvin, who's wearing his birthday tattoo. Say cheese!
Be careful! Reading Wayside books may turn your whole skeleton into funny bones. Bob explains why he never wore socks again; the wrong people get in trouble; we find out which is better - a tattoo or a tutu; our father's are mammals even if they are bald.
My copy is strong and clean but the front cover has a tear at the bottom front spine corner.