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Monday, August 19, 2013

Book Review: My Weirder School #8: Dr. Nicholas Is Ridiculous!

Dr. Nicholas Is Ridiculous! (My Weirder School #8)
by Dan Gutman
A.J. and his friends are now third graders at Ella Mentry school in Dan Gutman’s outrageously funny chapter book series My Weirder School.

In this eighth book, Dr. Nicholas Is Ridiculous!, college professor Dr. Nicholas visits A.J.’s class to help the students improve their standardized test scores in history. The weird thing is, Dr. Nicholas doesn’t care about the date Christopher Columbus came to America, who wrote the Declaration of Independence, or other important historical facts. She’s more interested in weird information like the history of the toilet bowl!

Dr. Nicholas has even built a time machine to take the class on a field trip to the past and future. Who will get stuck in time? You’ll have to read to find out!

Goofy illustrations by Jim Paillot make this adventure with Dr. Nicholas even more hilarious.

6th grader Tucker Richardson is back again to help us with another cool review of a middle school book from Harper-Collins.

Have you ever heard of this series before?
Tucker: No.

What was your favorite part of this book?
: When it says, “I dare you to jump up and shout “hooray for indoor plumbing”.

Did you learn anything from reading this book?
: That the school is wacky.

Do you want to read more in this series?
Tucker: Yes, I think they would be funny.

Do you think your friends at school would like to have this in the library?
Tucker: Yes.

What do you think about the pictures? Did they make the book more fun to read?
Tucker: Yes, they made it easier for me to understand what they were talking about.

Thank you to Tucker for once again helping out the Flock with with his awesome review.


Guest Reviewer: Tucker Richardson11 years old, 6th grade
Likes: reading, Transformers, Ninja Turtles, movies, video games, collecting cards, Legos, cooking
Dislikes: cleaning house, doing dishes and laundry ;-)

About the author:
The author of over 80 books in a little over a decade of writing, Dan Gutman has written on topics from computers to baseball. Beginning his freelance career as a nonfiction author dealing mostly with sports for adults and young readers, Gutman has concentrated on juvenile fiction since 1995. His most popular titles include the time-travel sports book Honus and Me and its sequels, and a clutch of baseball books, including The Green Monster from Left Field. 

Gutman was born in New York City in 1955, but moved to Newark, New Jersey the following year and spent his youth there.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun series - makes me wish my son were still this age so I could sneak his books and read them after he goes to bed (I really miss Captain Underpants). Thanks for sharing with us Tucker :)