Thursday, November 19, 2015

My Teacher is an Idiom by Jamie Gilson - ADVISABLE


Gilson, Jamie My Teacher is an Idiom, 135 pgs. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. $16.99. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.  

Richard is in second grade, and his friend Patrick keeps causing/getting him in trouble. He was trying to be nice to the new girl, who speaks mostly French, but joking around got Patrick, Richard and Sophie in trouble for having bad manners in the cafeteria and sneezing jello all over the vice principal.  The consequences.  Give a speech in front of the whole grade about manners.  

This cute story about how words don’t always mean what they say is delightfully illustrated. It’s silly, the boys are naughty without being too gross, and the manners lesson is worthwhile.  

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