My Weirder School #1: Miss Child Has Gone Wild!

by Dan Gutman illustrated by Jim Paillot


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Short Summary
What’s weirder than Elle Mentry? A class trip to a zoo that makes this crazy school…seem tame!

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Bestselling Illustrated Chapter Book Series, Favorite Author, Zany School Humor, Word Lovers & Reluctant Readers

Topics and Themes:
Elementary Schools, School Contests, Field Trips, Zoos & Zookeepers, Lions, Elephants, Other Zoo Animals

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The kooky third-grade kids at Ella Mentry School win the Weird Contest and a field trip to the zoo! There they see some rather unusual animals and meet Miss Child, who is quite possibly the weirdest zookeeper ever. She thinks animals are smarter than people and that elephants can paint. She even carries snakes in her pockets—she's definitely gone bananas! As if that weren't crazy enough, the wildest part of the trip happens when someone winds up in a cage with a lion!
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About this Series

A.J. would rather play video games than go to school. But Ella Mentry is no ordinary school—it's staffed by grown-ups who are offbeat, kooky, and just plain weird. In fact, they're so weird that it's usually up to A.J. and his pals to restore order when things get a little out of hand. In the meantime, the kids discover that school can be fun—even the learning part.

These irreverent early chapter books feature cartoon illustrations and characters whose antics will have readers expecting the unexpected. The original My Weird School series has branched out into My Weird School Daze (following the kids from second to third grade) and My Weirder School (which brings the weirdness of the outside world to Ella Mentry).

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Product Details

    • Grades: 2 - 4
    • Ages: 8 - 10
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-545-39338-6