Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control! (My Weird School Daze Series #1)

Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control! (My Weird School Daze Series #1)

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by Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot
     
 

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A.J. and the gang are graduating! But the out-of-control PTA president is turning the whole thing into a huge ceremony complete with fireworks, a petting zoo, and a flyover by the Blue Angels! Is moving up to third grade such a big deal? And what could possibly go wrong?

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A.J. and the gang are graduating! But the out-of-control PTA president is turning the whole thing into a huge ceremony complete with fireworks, a petting zoo, and a flyover by the Blue Angels! Is moving up to third grade such a big deal? And what could possibly go wrong?

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Children's Literature - Naomi Milliner
A.J. and his pals are about to move up to third grade at Ella Mentry School in this first title of the new "My Weird School Daze" series. The title character is the new PTA ("Parents Who Talk A Lot") president, as well as mom to A.J.'s classmate Ryan. On top of humiliating her son (who hides under his desk whenever she enters the classroom) with charming anecdotes about his diaper days, Mrs. Dole decides to throw the soon-to-be third graders an out of control, over the top graduation party complete with white doves, fireworks, and guest speaker Bill Clinton! Here is how A.J. sums up the glorious event: "…graduation went pretty well, except that I knocked over the eternal flame, Emily caught on fire, the petting zoo animals escaped, and the school almost burned down." A book silly enough to give kids the giggles, and clever enough to make adults smile, this is definitely a fun read. Paillot's illustrations mirror the wacky humor of the text perfectly. Reviewer: Naomi Milliner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061346071
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/22/2008
Series:
My Weird School Daze Series , #1
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
213,744
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.22(d)
Lexile:
610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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My Weird School Daze #1: Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control!

Chapter One

The New PTA President

My name is A.J. and I hate school.

But you know what? Soon I won't have to go to school anymore for a long time. You know why? Because today is the first day of June!

Yay! June is the best month of the year because it's when summer starts! Yippee! No school until September!

Me and the guys were putting our backpacks into our cubbies. It was Michael who started singing the best song in the history of the world.

"No more pencils!" sang Michael, who never ties his shoes.

"No more books!" sang Ryan, who will eat anything, even stuff that isn't food.

"No more teachers'!" sang Neil, who we call Neil the nude kid even though he wears clothes.

"Dirty looks!" I sang.

That's when Andrea came in. She is an annoying girl with curly brown hair who loves school. Andrea had on her mean face.

"Hey Andrea!" I said. "What's with the mean face? Are you mad because school is almost over?"

"No, Arlo," said Andrea, who calls me by my real name because she knows I don't like it. "That's not why I'm mad. Did you hear about the PTA election last night?"*

"No."

"My mother was running for president," Andrea said, "but she came in second. So she has to be vice president again."

"Big deal," I told Andrea. "If the president gets assassinated, then your mom will become president."

"Nobody assassinates PTA presidents, Arlo!" Andrea said, rolling her eyes.

"They do too!" I told her.

"Do not!"

"Do too!"

We went back and forthlike that for a while. Sheesh, what a grouch! So what if her mom isn't PTA president? Andrea should take a chill pill.

I went to my seat, which is next to Ryan's.

"Where's Mrs. Daisy?" Ryan asked.

I looked around. Our teacher, Mrs. Daisy, was nowhere to be found. She usually gets to class early.

Mrs. Daisy used to be called Miss Daisy, but then she got married. Ladies become Mrs. when they get married. Nobody knows why.

Since Mrs. Daisy wasn't around, I crumpled up a piece of paper and threw it at Andrea. It bounced off her head.

"Arlo!" Andrea shouted. "Why did you do that?"

"Does there have to be a reason?"

Suddenly Mr. Klutz came running into the class. He's the principal of Ella Mentry School, and he has no hair at all. Most principals polish their shoes, but Mr. Klutz polishes his head.

"Mrs. Daisy will be late today," he said. "She has a doctor's appointment."

"Is Mrs. Daisy sick?" asked Emily, who is Andrea's crybaby friend. She looked all worried, like she does whenever anybody in the world is sick.

"She's fine," said Mr. Klutz. "Actually, I'm glad Mrs. Daisy is late, because the new PTA president wants to speak to you in private. I'd like to introduce-"

Mr. Klutz never had the chance to finish his sentence. You'll never believe in a million hundred years who walked into the door.

Nobody! Because if you walked into a door, it would hurt. But you'll never believe who walked into the doorway.

It was Ryan's mom, Mrs. Dole!

My Weird School Daze #1: Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control!. Copyright (c) by Dan Gutman . Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Meet the Author

Dan Gutman is the author of many books for children, including the My Weird School series, the Flashback Four series, and the  New York Times bestselling Genius Files series. Dan has received nineteen state book awards and ninety-two nominations. Dan lives in New York 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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Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control! (My Weird School Daze Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 105 reviews.
Rocky_in_Florida More than 1 year ago
My once reluctant 7 year old reader now LOVES to read and this series jump started that. We were having trouble finding chapter books to hold his attention and engage him and this series has done just that. I highly recommend it to anyone with a child reading on about a medium 3rd grade to early 4th grade level in the accelerated reader program.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is so very cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book because I jist love it .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book for any reader
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books.Their awesome. This is an awesome auther too. You should get it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book it was funny. There is no bad words in here people. :0
Gretchen Shipp More than 1 year ago
Love itttttttttt! Cant wait to read the next one.
Sheila Walsh More than 1 year ago
i Love it so much i need to go to that school i give it a100%
Ha Nguyen More than 1 year ago
unbelieveable awesome book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand post this on three other books and look under your pillow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im a teacher and my students love this book and they laugh because my name is mrs dole this is highly recomened
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should read this book is for people that may be sad are you can use it for if you want to make someone laught!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
3 days of school left
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book and it was ok i like the othet books alot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks whoever posted the comment saying that the book has a bad word in it. I wouldnt want my little sister reading bad words. :) :) :) :)
Lauren Lepore More than 1 year ago
I love this seires. It is good for peeps who enjoy reading fuuny books.I recomened it for peeps who are in 3-5 grade.
Bernadette Hurley More than 1 year ago
this book is very very. funny i think its the best. it is great for a eight year old
BrookeAC More than 1 year ago
Hi ok say this is helpful i am a little girl i am 9 about to turn 10 ok i love the book i love how they give the most details and that everything is so funny oh and my dads nameis in in i love the people who send me meassages on my club my book club i mean ok so do what i told you love everyone
Anonymous 11 months ago
Kiss yiu hand three times and look under your pallow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a good book series. But, I don't like how Dan Gutman thinks that all girls LOVE to go to school. I am a girl and I hate school. In the Valentines Day one, he put a chapter named" girls are werid" not knowing that girls are reading these books. I am offended. But I still love these books!
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