Cover image for Third grade stinks!
Title:
Third grade stinks!
Author:
McKenna, Colleen O'Shaughnessy.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Holiday House, 2001.
Physical Description:
99 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
Gordie loves his third grade teacher, but sharing a locker with a girl instead of his best friend and trouble with a school bully may ruin his best year ever.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
370 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.0 1.0 54500.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.1 4 Quiz: 31853 Guided reading level: M.
ISBN:
9780823415953
Format :
Book

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Gordie loves his third grade teacher, but sharing a locker with a girl instead of his best friend and trouble with a school bully may ruin his best year ever.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 2-4. Gordie is so excited about starting third grade that he wakes up at 4:00 a.m. on the first day and lies in bed hugging his new planner book. On page three he has written, "Make sure I share a locker with Lamont Hayes." Lamont is Gordie's best friend, and they are planning to hang baseball cards in their locker. Unfortunately, their teacher also has a planner, and hers says that Gordie will be sharing a locker with Lucy Diaz. So Gordie devises a scheme to remedy things. After the first plan fails, he gets some stinky Limburger cheese to put in the locker. As luck would have it, Lucy loves Limburger cheese, and the unexpected "gift" starts a dialogue between the two kids. More sophisticated readers will groan at the unbelievable ending, which comes about too quickly (Gordie decides that Lucy will be a fine locker mate after all). Youngsters ready to read or listen to a long chapter book will probably be the best audience for this lightweight, light-hearted story. --Lauren Peterson


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Seven-year-old Gordie Barr's entry into third grade literally stinks when his carefully planned first day of school hits a snag. He arrives on time and gets the teacher he's been wanting since kindergarten, but when Miss Tingle announces that he has to share a locker with the class show-off, the boy decides he needs a new plan. It is his quest to find something smelly enough to offend Lucy and force her out of the locker that propels the story along, resulting in a fast-paced, easy chapter book with realistic characters and a satisfying conclusion. Gordie's anxieties about school seem to be on target, and his change of heart about Lucy wraps things up nicely. Friendly black-and-white illustrations complement the text.-Teri Markson, Stephen S. Wise Temple Elementary School, Los Angeles (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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