With more than 23 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!
In the first book in My Weirder School—the laugh-out-loud third arc of the My Weird School series—A.J. and the rest of the third graders at Ella Mentry School go on a field trip to the zoo. The students can’t wait to see all of the different animals!
But when they get there, they meet Miss Child, the weirdest zookeeper in the history of the universe! She believes animals are smarter than humans! She thinks elephants can paint pictures! She keeps snakes in her pockets for fun! Guess who's going to wind up in a cage with a lion?
Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, Dan Gutman's insanely popular My Weird School series has something for everyone. Don’t miss any of the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang—from Weird, to Weirder, to Weirder-est!
This chapter book is an excellent choice to share with children ages 6 to 10 who are ready to read independently. It’s a fun way to keep your child engaged and as a supplement for activity books for children.
Well tailored for beginning and reluctant readers, this light, appealingly goofy debut tale in the My Weird School series features short chapters, a relatively large typeface and ample cartoon-style illustrations. On the first day of second grade, narrator A.J. introduces himself to his new teacher by announcing that he likes football and video games and hates school. He and his classmates are shocked when Miss Daisy replies, "You know what, A.J.? I hate school too." And then she confides that she doesn't understand arithmetic and that she can't read, slyly soliciting her students' help in both subjects. The kids conclude that she just might be an imposter, but wisely decide not to tell the principal, thinking that she'll be replaced by a "real teacher" who knows the three Rs, and then they'll have to learn "all that stuff." The kids' attempts to educate their teacher allows Gutman to slip a sprinkling of math challenges and vocabulary definitions into his breezy narrative, but the lesson of the day here is fun rather than facts. As affable as Miss Daisy, the school's principal goes to the head of the class in the series' second installment, Mr. Klutz Is Nuts! (), also due this month. Ages 7-10.