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Title:
Mrs. Dole is out of control!
Author:
Gutman, Dan.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : HarperCollins, [2008]

©2008
Physical Description:
103 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
General Note:
"A.J. is graduating! But a crazed PTA president is turning second-grade graduation into a huge affair complete with fireworks and skywriting. By the time this graduation ceremony is over, there won't be any time left for summer vacation!" -- Jkt.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Grades 2-5.

610 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.9 1.0 124641.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.4 4 Quiz: 44587.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780061346088

9780061346071
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A.J. and the gang are graduating! But the out-of-control PTA president is turning the whole thing into a huge ceremony complete with fireworks, a petting zoo, and a flyover by the Blue Angels! Is moving up to third grade such a big deal? And what could possibly go wrong?


Author Notes

Dan Gutman was born in New York City on October 19, 1955. He received a degree in psychology from Rutgers University in 1977. He started a video game magazine in 1982 called Video Games Player, which later became Computer Games. When the magazine went out of business in 1985, he decided to become a full-time writer. He wrote several non-fiction baseball books for adults, before changing his focus to non-fiction sports books for children. In 1994, he decided to switch to children's fiction. He is the author of the Baseball Card Adventures Series, My Weird School series, My Weird School Daze series, My Weirder School series, and The Genius Files series. In 2014 his title, Texas with Love, which was the fourth book in the Genius Files Series, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Excerpts

Excerpts

My Weird School Daze #1: Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control! Chapter One The New PTA President My name is A.J. and I hate school. But you know what? Soon I won't have to go to school anymore for a long time. You know why? Because today is the first day of June! Yay! June is the best month of the year because it's when summer starts! Yippee! No school until September! Me and the guys were putting our backpacks into our cubbies. It was Michael who started singing the best song in the history of the world. "No more pencils!" sang Michael, who never ties his shoes. "No more books!" sang Ryan, who will eat anything, even stuff that isn't food. "No more teachers'!" sang Neil, who we call Neil the nude kid even though he wears clothes. "Dirty looks!" I sang. That's when Andrea came in. She is an annoying girl with curly brown hair who loves school. Andrea had on her mean face. "Hey Andrea!" I said. "What's with the mean face? Are you mad because school is almost over?" "No, Arlo," said Andrea, who calls me by my real name because she knows I don't like it. "That's not why I'm mad. Did you hear about the PTA election last night?"* "No." "My mother was running for president," Andrea said, "but she came in second. So she has to be vice president again." "Big deal," I told Andrea. "If the president gets assassinated, then your mom will become president." "Nobody assassinates PTA presidents, Arlo!" Andrea said, rolling her eyes. "They do too!" I told her. "Do not!" "Do too!" We went back and forth like that for a while. Sheesh, what a grouch! So what if her mom isn't PTA president? Andrea should take a chill pill. I went to my seat, which is next to Ryan's. "Where's Mrs. Daisy?" Ryan asked. I looked around. Our teacher, Mrs. Daisy, was nowhere to be found. She usually gets to class early. Mrs. Daisy used to be called Miss Daisy, but then she got married. Ladies become Mrs. when they get married. Nobody knows why. Since Mrs. Daisy wasn't around, I crumpled up a piece of paper and threw it at Andrea. It bounced off her head. "Arlo!" Andrea shouted. "Why did you do that?" "Does there have to be a reason?" Suddenly Mr. Klutz came running into the class. He's the principal of Ella Mentry School, and he has no hair at all. Most principals polish their shoes, but Mr. Klutz polishes his head. "Mrs. Daisy will be late today," he said. "She has a doctor's appointment." "Is Mrs. Daisy sick?" asked Emily, who is Andrea's crybaby friend. She looked all worried, like she does whenever anybody in the world is sick. "She's fine," said Mr. Klutz. "Actually, I'm glad Mrs. Daisy is late, because the new PTA president wants to speak to you in private. I'd like to introduce--" Mr. Klutz never had the chance to finish his sentence. You'll never believe in a million hundred years who walked into the door. Nobody! Because if you walked into a door, it would hurt. But you'll never believe who walked into the doorway. It was Ryan's mom, Mrs. Dole! My Weird School Daze #1: Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control! . Copyright © by Dan Gutman. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold. Excerpted from Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control! by Dan Gutman All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.