"My Weird School" is a great childrens chapter book series by Dan Gutman. Book one of this series is called: "Miss Daisy is Crazy!" It's the story of a wacky 2nd grade teacher. Then the whole series, of now 21 books, continues just like this... "Mr. Klutz is Nuts!" and one of our favorites about a militant, toupee-wearing superintendent:
|Dr. Carbles Is Losing His Marbles, Book 19|
I recently stumbled upon book 19 as I feverishly searched for something a second grade boy could actually get into. From my experience, boys in this age group aren't into kiddie books anymore, but enjoy chapter books with some scattered pics, good laughs and a reason to keep turning the pages. This series does just that. Plus it's based in a school setting so it's easy for kids to relate to the wacky story line about a group of kids dealing with nutty principals, wacky librarians and wild custodians. Here's my son happily and willingly reading book two...
|My child reading... such a fulfilling sight!|
Like me, I'm sure every parent feels the sting of accomplishment when their children actually read and enjoy reading. This night, my son asked to read before bed and was very much excited about starting his third book of this series. This marked three chapter books he'd read in less than two weeks. Thank you My Weird School.
And get this, we nabbed book 1-4 for $2.99 on Amazon. This deal was great considering each individual book is around $3.99. With this deal, you get 4 for the price of one. Plus, we instantly downloaded the books on our tablet (used Amazon to purchase and the Kindle app for iPad). I especially loved how my son wanted another book and we didn't have to wait to get to the bookstore to find one. I'll do anything to make reading easy, fun and convenient.
So if you're looking for a series your young grade-schooler will enjoy, try all 21 books in the My Weird School collection. They won't disappoint your child OR you and that's really what I think I loved most about these books. I myself enjoyed reading these silly chapter books with my son. We snuggle, totally crack up and together look forward to jumping right into the next book in the series.
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