Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Oopsy, Teacher by Stephanie Calmenson –OPTIONAL

Calmenson, Stephanie and Illustrated by Yoshikawa, Sachiko Oopsy, Teacher 32 pgs. Carolrhoda Books, 2012. $13.13.  (Rating: G)
Mr. Bungles is having a bad day. We watch as he hits his head, spills his food, and when the hamster gets loose at school –it a wild chase that ends in a pizza party.
This was an odd book –featuring a teacher in the shower –yuck! The rhyming scheme starts out really nicely and would allow for some really fun guessing by students, but then it abruptly changes pace. I mostly just felt bad for this teacher, but that is probably why students would find this fun! Also the illustrations are big and bright, so students will be prone to picking this one out.
EL –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary Librarian & Author.

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