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

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

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061973505
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Series: My Weird School Daze Series , #1
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 86,775
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 610L (what's this?)
  • File size: 3 MB

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 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.
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  • Posted May 23, 2009

    Great 2nd grade reading material!

    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.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    Thankyou to "bad language"

    Thanks whoever posted the comment saying that the book has a bad word in it. I wouldnt want my little sister reading bad words. :) :) :) :)

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2011

    best. book. that i. read

    this book is very very. funny i think its the best. it is great for a eight year old

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

    Mrs. Dole is out of Control

    Love the series, didn't know we should read them in order, so we are back tracking and reading #1 & #2 (we already read #3) but no big deal....like the author (he's from New Jersey)....

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    Highly recommend.

    Terrific reading for children starting with First Grade. Can hear the children giggling as they read the book. Have the whole series. As an adult, I even enjoyed reading this. Children learn new words and, in most cases, can identify with at least one character in each book.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2011

    F U N N Y

    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

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

    Not my favorite

    My 6 year old was looking for some new chapter books after reading the Ready Freddy series and a few of the Stink Moody books. Although the reading level was similar with this book, I did not really like the attitude of the kids towards school and towards adults. There was a lot of "stupid" and "weird" comments, which I don't think kids really need any encouragement to use. We'll search elsewhere for more books at this reading level.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Fuk

    Ass

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    ok

    I read this book and it was ok i like the othet books alot

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Very very funny

    It is so very cool.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    I love this book .

    I love this book because I jist love it .

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    I do not like this book at all

    This book is uses inapropreit words and i am in 3rd grade!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2012

    Nice

    A great book for any reader



    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Pretty cool

    Alrite.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Never in my life

    This book uses inapporiate language.p.s. im in 3rd grade!¿

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    V

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Awesome

    I love these books.Their awesome.
    This is an awesome auther too.
    You should get it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Good

    Good book it was funny. There is no bad words in here people. :0

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

    Amazing

    Love itttttttttt! Cant wait to read the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2011

    Funny

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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