Make Like a Tree and Leaveby Paula Danziger, Mike Wimmer, Mike Wimmer
It's not easy being a sixth grader, particularly one with an ingenious knack for getting into trouble with his parents, teachers, and a line of picketing sixth-grade girls! Anyone who's ever spent time in 'time-out' will appreciate the hilarious antics of this misunderstood pre-teen with a cause. Also in a fun, updated format sure to grab kids' attention!Matthew
It's not easy being a sixth grader, particularly one with an ingenious knack for getting into trouble with his parents, teachers, and a line of picketing sixth-grade girls! Anyone who's ever spent time in 'time-out' will appreciate the hilarious antics of this misunderstood pre-teen with a cause. Also in a fun, updated format sure to grab kids' attention!Matthew Martin is back-and this time he's planning to do an extra good job on his Egypt Unit Project. But things don't work out quite right when classmate Brian Bruno gets wrapped up in a lot of plaster gauze. Will Brian ever get out of the cast? Will Matthew ever get out of trouble?'Danziger's novels are like cotton candy: they're fun and light, and children positively gobble them up.'Publishers Weekly'Readers are sure to appreciate the humor as well as the trials and tribulations of Matthew's further adventures.'School Library Journal'Very entertaining.'Kirkus Reviews
Meet the Author
Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in New York, Paula Danziger knew since second grade that she wanted to be a writer. Beginning her career as a teacher, Danziger taught at the junior high, high school, college levels. She received her Masters Degree in reading and during that time she wrote her first bestselling novel, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit. She returned to teaching, but the success of her book encouraged her to become a full-time writer. It was non-stop for Danziger since then. Among her titles are: the enormously popular Amber Brown books as well as Remember Me To Harold Square, The Divorce Express, and Can You Sue Your Parents For Malpractice?
Danziger received numerous honors, including: Parent's Choice Awards, International Reading Association - Children's Book Council Awards, a IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award and many nominations for state reading and library association awards.
Known as a flamboyantly funny and deeply honest writer and speaker, Paula Danziger knew how to relate to young readers at their level. She was vital, funny, and compassionate. She knew how kids felt, what made them laugh, what they wore, collected, read, and played with. From collecting novelty toys that would make any teacher cringe, to wearing jangly earrings, funky glasses and shoes covered with beads and sequins, Paula Danziger had a direct line into kids' hearts and funnybones. She will be missed always.
In Paula's memory, The Amber Brown Fund has been established to bring authors and illustrators to schools and libraries which otherwise could not afford them. Donations may be sent to The Amber Brown Fund/ SCBWI Museum of Children’s Books, 8271 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.
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Make Like a Tree and Leave is a good book for kids of all ages. I like the way the author describes the scenes and even adds a little bit of humor in it. Three kids are trying to make the best egyptian project in their class, but instead of making a bi project, they made a big mistake.