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Mr. Hynde Is out of His Mind! (My Weird School Series #6)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Good Book

Mr. Hynde Is Out of His Mind is a story about a weird music teacher. He won "American Idol." I liked when Mr. Hynde was drumming on the principal Mr. Klutz's head. Then he started rapping. This book is for people who like funny stories. --Tobias

posted by DDNY on July 18, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Utterly Inappropriate

My child's second grade teacher read this book aloud to her class. My
child liked the book and convinced me to buy it for him. While he was
reading the book silently in the back seat of the car, my child asked
me what the word "brown-noser" means. I was shocked. ...
My child's second grade teacher read this book aloud to her class. My
child liked the book and convinced me to buy it for him. While he was
reading the book silently in the back seat of the car, my child asked
me what the word "brown-noser" means. I was shocked. That evening I
read the book myself. To say that it is inappropriate for second
graders or any elementary school kids is an understatement as far as
I'm concerned.

Inappropriate/Offensive Language: The book contains three uses of
some form of the term "brown-noser." It also has a teacher say to a
2nd grade student, "How's it hangin'?" If you know the origins of
those terms, you know that they are wildly inappropriate for
elementary school kids. If you do not know the origin of those terms,
although they should be self-evident with just a bit of thought, look
them up on urbandictionary.com.

Violence: In addition to the offensive language, the book is full of
violent imagery. I counted at least five violent references, such as
hoping a piano falls on a girl's head, hoping a girl is crushed by a refrigerator, reference to a teacher being stuffed in a piano and dumped in the river, and a reference to torture.

Disrespect/Intolerance: In addition to the offensive language and
violent imagery, there are also off-handed disrespectful attitudes smugly put
forth about old people, as well as Indians who may be offended by the
use of the term sitting "Indian style."

Add it all up, and this is an obviously inappropriate book for any
elementary school aged child, let alone a second grader. I am amazed
that the publisher would publish this book and market it to elementary
school aged children.

posted by BHipp on September 16, 2009

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