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Miss Holly Is Too Jolly! (My Weird School Series #14)

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Something weird is going on!

Miss Holly, the Spanish teacher, is hanging mistletoe everywhere! That means boys will have to kiss girls. And girls will have to kiss boys. Ugh! Miss Holly is taking the holidays way too far!

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Miss Holly Is Too Jolly! (My Weird School Series #14)

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Overview

Something weird is going on!

Miss Holly, the Spanish teacher, is hanging mistletoe everywhere! That means boys will have to kiss girls. And girls will have to kiss boys. Ugh! Miss Holly is taking the holidays way too far!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
The holiday season is here and Miss Holly, A.J.'s Spanish teacher, is over the top with her enthusiasm for all the winter holidays. From Secret Santa to Santa Klutz to the Holiday Pageant where the dancing dreidel spins off the stage and onto the lap of the president of the Board of Education, kids will have fun reading this very silly story. Stereotypically boys boo all the teacher's suggestions while the girls cheer. From the My Weird School series, the book will give kids just a little factual information Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah—information that is a bit distorted with A. J.'s madcap recap of students' presentations. Along the way, you'll learn some Spanish words including ones you might need if you are ever at the beach and "need to tell somebody the lifeguard's toupee fell in the toilet." Illustrated with cartoon-like drawings. Buy this book for an easy and entertaining read.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060853822
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/26/2006
  • Series: My Weird School Series , #14
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 27,427
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.62 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Gutman

Dan Gutman is the author of many books for children, including the My Weird School series, the Baseball Card Adventure series, and the New York Times bestselling Genius Files series. Thanks to his many fans who voted in their classrooms, he has received nineteen state book awards and ninety-two state book award nominations. Dan lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey, with his wife, Nina.

Jim Paillot lives in Arizona (another weird place) with his weird wife and two weird children. Isn’t that weird?

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My Weird School #14: Miss Holly Is Too Jolly!


By Dan Gutman

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2006 Dan Gutman
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0060853832

Chapter One

Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa

"Me llamo A.J. y odio la escuela."

That's "My name is A.J. and I hate school" in Spanish.

Miss Holly translated it for me. She's the Spanish teacher at Ella Mentry School.

"It's not fair," I said as our class walked down the hall to the language lab. "Why do we have to learn a whole nother language?"

"'Nother' isn't a word, Arlo," said Andrea Young. "You can't even speak English correctly."

Andrea is this girl in my class with curly brown hair who thinks she knows everything. She calls me by my real name because she knows I hate it.

"'Nother' is too a word," I told her.

"Is not."

"Is too."

We went back and forth like that for a while. Andrea said she looked up "nother" in the dictionary once, and it wasn't there. She's probably the only kid in the world who keeps a dictionary on her desk so she can look up words and show everybody how smart she is.

"'Another' is a word," Andrea said, "but not 'nother.'"

"Oh yeah?" I said. "If 'nother' isn't a word, then why did you just say it?"

Nah-nah-nah boo-boo on her.

Andrea was wearing this dumb hat that she made all by herself in her knitting class. Andrea takes classes in everything. She probably even takes a classin how to be annoying, because that's the one thing she's good at.

After walking a million hundred miles, we finally got to the language lab. What a dumb name. Labs are supposed to have test tubes and mad scientists and hunchbacked guys named Igor who limp. Our language lab is just a plain old room where we learn Spanish. What's up with that?

"Isn't learning Spanish fun?" Andrea said to her crybaby friend Emily. "I hope Miss Holly teaches us--"

She didn't get the chance to finish her sentence because at that very second Miss Holly danced in the door.

Miss Holly was playing a guitar and she had a big basket of fruit on her head. She was singing some crazy song and spinning around and stamping her feet. Her red dress had pictures of reindeer on the back. On the front were blinking lights and the words "Happy Holidays!"

When she finished the song, Miss Holly yelled, "Olay!" which is the name of the stuff my mom smears on her face at night.

"Feliz Navidad!" Miss Holly said. "Happy Hanukkah! Kwanzaa Yenu Iwe Na Heri!"

"What the heck does that mean?" I asked.

"That means Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Kwanzaa!" Miss Holly replied.

"Which holiday do you celebrate?" asked Emily.

"Me?" said Miss Holly. "I celebrate all of them!"

If you ask me, it was a little early to be talking about the holidays. I mean, we just came back to school from Thanksgiving break a few days ago. Miss Holly is too jolly.

"I love all the holidays!" Miss Holly said. "I can't wait for December!"

"My favorite holiday is Halloween," said Neil, who everybody calls the nude kid, even though he wears clothes.

"My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving," said my friend Ryan, who will eat anything, even stuff that is not food.

"My favorite holiday is my birthday," said my other friend Michael, who never ties his shoes.

Everybody started shouting out their favorite holiday.

"What's your favorite holiday, A.J.?" Miss Holly asked me.

"My favorite holiday is Take Our Daughters to Work Day," I said.

"That's for girls," Andrea said. "Why is that your favorite holiday, Arlo?"

"Because you're not here," I replied.

"That's mean!" Andrea said. She crossed her arms and wrinkled up her face.

She was right. It was mean. That's why I said it!

I hate her.



Continues...

Excerpted from My Weird School #14: Miss Holly Is Too Jolly! by Dan Gutman Copyright © 2006 by Dan Gutman. Excerpted by permission.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    I love this series

    I am 11 and my 8 year old and 5 year old brothers and i love this series. It is sooo funny and since we read this one right around christmas tme, it was perfect!

    15 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2008

    I love this book!

    Miss Holly goes crazy with Christmas Spirit. She gets too much Christmas and drives the children in her class nuts!! I love this book it was sooo funny!

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Dan Gutman

    Hello to all my readers thank you for all your support Iwant to tell you that you guys inspire me to do wat I do thank you and to poop head I dont think your comment was very nessesary keep your thoughts to your self -sincerly Dan

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    Some One

    Awsome and funny and (toilet SANTA)!#7funniest.

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Great book

    This book had humor that i loved. Belive me not many books can capture me like this one. If you read fast and for long periods of time then this would be an ideal book for. I highly recomend this book!

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Awsome i thought is was great

    Great book

    5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Fun+good+great=fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This book is great

    5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    Really good!!!

    Nicly wrote!!! Bravo!!!!!

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Andrew

    I like this book because it is funny

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Kayla

    I think that the spanish parts of the book halarius

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2011

    Yo yo yo

    Goid book

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    January 1 2013

    I love this book its really funny! I like it because its about christmas and christmas is my favorite holiday! I also like the principal hes sooo hilarious you have to read this book!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Best book in the history of the world !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Best and greatest book inthe history of the world !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Awsome

    Best book ever i love it

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Miss holly is too jolly

    I loved the book so much

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2011

    Gth

    We have this book at our school libary is it good or not

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    No mistletoe

    Disgusting!

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    Ehh....

    Not the best one out of the series. I feel Gutman could of done better.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    Miss holly is way too jolly lol

    Too good

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    I cant wait...........

    I cant wait to read the whole collection. These books are so fun to read. I can read them over and over again. Can someone please lend it to me. Cuz that would e great. Thanks guys

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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