Jake Drake, Class Clown

Jake Drake, Class Clown

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by Andrew Clements, Janet Pedersen
     
 

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Knock, knock. Who's there? Jake. Jake who? Jake Drake, Class Clown.

Miss Bruce is the new student teacher in second grade, and she never smiles. Never. But when Jake cracks up the class during a spelling bee, he sees the tiniest hint of a smile at the corner of her mouth. Suddenly, Jake has a new mission in life: to be so funny that even Miss Bruce will

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Knock, knock. Who's there? Jake. Jake who? Jake Drake, Class Clown.

Miss Bruce is the new student teacher in second grade, and she never smiles. Never. But when Jake cracks up the class during a spelling bee, he sees the tiniest hint of a smile at the corner of her mouth. Suddenly, Jake has a new mission in life: to be so funny that even Miss Bruce will laugh!

But then things get out of hand, and Jake finds himself in big trouble. Has Jake discovered — too late — that not everybody loves a clown?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Serious attempts to get a grumpy student teacher to crack a smile yield unexpected results in Jake Drake, Class Clown by Andrew Clements, illus. by Dolores Avenda$o, the fourth title about Jake in this Ready-for-Chapters series. ( Feb.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-In previous books, Jake has been an unwilling "teacher's pet," a "bully buster," and a "know-it-all," and now he finds himself becoming the class clown. Clements focuses on real-life school problems that plague kids in classrooms everywhere and utilizes humor to make them surmountable and fixable. Here, the fourth grader looks back to second grade when his unsmiling, grumpy student teacher terrifies his classroom. He then becomes too funny for his own good. Jake is an endearing boy who uses his head to sort out appropriate conclusions to bad situations. The characters are well drawn and likable; one rather static full-page black-and-white illustration appears in each chapter. Another winner in the "Jake Drake" series.-Kay Bowes, Concord Pike Library, Wilmington, DE Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416949121
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/11/2007
Series:
Jake Drake Series, #4
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
125,737
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
490L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously popular Frindle. More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold, and he has been nominated for a multitude of state awards, including two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include About Average, Troublemaker, Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Money, and more. He is also the author of the Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School series. He lives with his wife in Maine and has four grown children. Visit him at AndrewClements.com.

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Jake Drake, Class Clown 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny book great for third gaders. Im10 and in 5th grade i really enjoyed it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is just tearible
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Coffee and a sandwitch :)