Paul Fleischman & David Roberts
Candlewick, 2009 (2009)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
his amusing book - somewhere between a picture book and a comic strip - opens on irate (and politically incorrect) teacher, Miss Breakbone, announcing to the class that she's never been asked '
to teach such a scraping-together of fiddling, twiddling, time-squandering, mind-wandering, doodling, dozing, don't-knowing dunderheads!
f course her students rise to the challenge of this teacher who hates kids and loves to
their prized possessions. This time she takes something precious from
. He calls on the class
, who decides '
I'll show her what a few dunderheads could do.
' He assembles his
team of classmates -
- and they move into smooth, hilarious action.
is great anti-establishment fun for rebels of all ages as a bunch of resourceful kids outsmart their tyrant of a teacher.
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