Mr. Klutz Is Nuts! (My Weird School Series #2)

Mr. Klutz Is Nuts! (My Weird School Series #2)

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by Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot
     
 

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Never before has school been this mixed up—or this much fun!

Principal Klutz was hanging upside down from the school flagpole! He kissed a pig on the lips and painted his bald head orange! And now he wants to bungee jump off the roof of the school dressed as Santa Claus!

Overview

Never before has school been this mixed up—or this much fun!

Principal Klutz was hanging upside down from the school flagpole! He kissed a pig on the lips and painted his bald head orange! And now he wants to bungee jump off the roof of the school dressed as Santa Claus!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Book #2 of the "My Weird School" series introduces early readers to the eccentric principal of second-grader A. J.'s school. A. J.'s teacher, Miss Daisy, (in Book #1, Miss Daisy Is Crazy!) had her own methods of teaching the class reading and math—pretending she didn't know how to do either—and now it's Mr. Klutz's turn to try his hand at motivation and incentives. He gets off to a false start by giving A. J. a chocolate bar before he's done his assignment, but soon catches on and has the whole school doing millions of math problems and writing a million spelling words by promising outlandish stunts like kissing a pig on the lips or shinnying up a flagpole to recite the "Pledge of Allegiance." The kids love the chocolate party they get as a reward, too, but they finally realize that Mr. Klutz has gone too far when he wants to bungee jump off the roof of the school dressed as Santa Claus. Neatly turning the tables on their weird principal, the astute second-graders offer to read a million minutes only if he won't jump. The thirteen chapters are short, the reading is easy, and there's a chuckle on nearly every page. Jim Paillot's goofy but endearing black-and-white illustrations add to the fun to be had during silent reading or while sharing this amusing tale with a friend. Look out for Book #3! 2004, Harper Trophy/HarperCollins, Ages 7 to 9.
—Barbara L. Talcroft
School Library Journal
Gr 2-3-This humorous story features a nontraditional but goodhearted principal who skateboards to school and constantly challenges students to strive for academic excellence. When second-grader A.J. gets sent to the office because he didn't do his homework, Mr. Klutz gives him a candy bar as an incentive to try harder. Then the man proposes that if all students in the school complete one million math problems he will throw a chocolate party with all the treats they can eat. Other challenges follow, as Mr. Klutz promises to climb the flagpole if the kids complete Election Day essays, dress up in a turkey costume and ride a pogo stick down Main Street when they compile a list of 100,000 spelling words, etc. Although the children hold up their end of each bargain, they begin to worry about Mr. Klutz as his promises get weirder and weirder. Eventually, they tell him that they will stop learning unless he stops his crazy antics. Black-and-white cartoons add to the silliness, and the large print and simple vocabulary make this an easy chapter book that will satisfy newly confident as well as reluctant readers who ask for funny books.-Kristina Aaronson, Henniker Community School, NH Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061973406
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Series:
My Weird School Series , #2
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
109,146
File size:
893 KB
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Dan Gutman is the New York Times bestselling author of the Genius Files series. He is also the author of the Baseball Card Adventure series, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies around the world, and the My Weird School series, which has sold more than 9 million copies.

Thanks to his many fans who voted in their classrooms, Dan has received nineteen state book awards and ninety-two state book award nominations. He lives in New York City with his wife, Nina. You can visit him online at www.dangutman.com.


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

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Mr. Klutz Is Nuts! (My Weird School Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Michael Gabor More than 1 year ago
I'm in 2nd grade and love it five star book
Reggaesue More than 1 year ago
As usaul, nothing is right at Ella Mentry school. Mr. Klutz is going nuts! First, he kisses a pig on the lips. Next, he climbs up the flagpole. Will things ever be right at Ella Mentry school? I think this book is a great children's book. The series of MY WEIRD SCHOOL DAYS is a great way to get kids to start reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm in first grade and I really liked it. I am excited about reading another one in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read alot of books but this one is very interesting,and it makes you want to keep reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You must read this book know its AWESOMER than awesome i coudnt even put the book down when my teacher told me too i got in trouble but thats a different story ANY WAYS READ THE BOOK OR ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for children under 8 years old, and everyone else might find it pretty funny too! For parents who are strict about language in books: They use the words dumb and butt. So you might want to explain to them about not calling people dumb, etc. There was only one part I didn't like, which was the description of the tack on the teachers chair & what happened. Since I was doing the reading I switched up the description to make it more to my liking. ***FOR CHILDREN TAKING AR TESTS IN SCHOOL: This book is available for the program. Grade level: 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this sereies because my little sis got me adicted on the sereies andi really like it
eleagle More than 1 year ago
My review is on Mr. Klutz is Nuts. And what I liked about this book was when the students at Elementary School read a million pages they got to have a party. What I didn't like about this book was when Mr. Klutz made the kids do a million math problems, cause that's a lot of math problems to solve. I would recommend this book to someone because it's funny, it's make believe, and it has a happy ending. I think this is a funny, and mysterious because when Mr. Klutz had a gorilla suit on the students at Elementary School thought that Mr. Klutz is Nuts! Review By: Nicholas Distefano
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was funny. I liked it when Mr. Klutz kissed a pig. It was funny when Mr.Klutz when he skateboarded and fell into the bushes. I liked when he was hanging upside down on a bar.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Love it! I reccoumd for all ages over 6 I am 8 and I love this books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book with my eight year old daughter it was a very interesting book, because I was trying to work with her on reading more, and if she did i would reward her with something nice and come to find out that this book was about a principal that is doing the same thing with his students. He was telling them they have to be incentive and that why he gave a.j. a chocolate candy bar to make him do his current event to show kids that it's not about just getting things you earn it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a very funny book he kisses the pig
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just by the cover I can tell that this book will be funny. : - )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haha very funny. For people who know french : j'ia sept ans. I cant belive mr klutz kissed a pig soo halarious. For Moms who dont like bad words: this book says bad words like butt and dumbhead and stupid. AJ should speak nicer words!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it is so cool he does weord things he evens kisses a pig
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It is awesome because Mr. Klutz is funny because he kissed a pig
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this book! It was a fantastic read and the humor was great! I recomend to kids of 7-8 years. Teachers, this is a great book to have in the classroom. Keep Reading!
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