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

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

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by Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot

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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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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!

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.

Product Details

HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
My Weird School Series, #14
Edition description:
Library Bound Edition
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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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.


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Meet the Author

Dan Gutman is the author of many books for children, including the picture book Rappy the Raptor, the My Weird School series, the Baseball Card Adventures, and the New York Times bestselling Genius Files. 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 New York 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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Miss Holly Is Too Jolly! (My Weird School Series #14) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 111 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi book reviewers its me I just read a cool book. But you should be careful because there is some K-I-S-S-I-N-G. Bye!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book. I think there is not enough description about the kiss.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome and funny and (toilet SANTA)!#7funniest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous 4 months ago
I might be jolly but i am Rolly
Anonymous 5 months ago
I like the part about the spanish words but also i think it should have tanalated it
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This book is total ****. :)!
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kiss your hand Post this on three other books anf look under your pillow.
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I love the boxcar children it is the best book ever
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Miss Holly is to Jolly
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