Ms. Coco Is Loco! (My Weird School Series #16)
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Ms. Coco Is Loco! (My Weird School Series #16)

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by Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot
     
 

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Something weird is going on!

It's Poetry Month! And Ms. Coco, who runs the gifted and talented program, is poetry crazy! She cries when she sees a sunset! She thinks boys should have feelings! She talks in rhyme! All the time! Will A.J.'s life ever be normal again?

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Something weird is going on!

It's Poetry Month! And Ms. Coco, who runs the gifted and talented program, is poetry crazy! She cries when she sees a sunset! She thinks boys should have feelings! She talks in rhyme! All the time! Will A.J.'s life ever be normal again?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
In more adventures of the "My Weird School" series, the kids at Ella Mentry School are faced with something truly terrible—National Poetry Month. At least A.J. and his friends think it is terrible. A whole month devoted to poetry? Even worse, the school has set a goal of writing 1,000 poems during April. As a "reward," if the school reaches its goal, Mr. Klutz will invite a real poet to visit the school. The text follows the exploits of A.J. and his friends who attempt to derail the poetry contest. Opposing A.J. is super-student Andrea, who seems to consider herself a real poet—and to like poetry! The text is full of humorous word play and funny rhymes, as the kids discover there just might be more to poetry than they had thought. Paillot's illustrations capture the humor of the text, with a particularly hilarious depiction of the girls all listening to Andrea perform while the boys stuff napkins in their ears to block the sound, but when A.J. performs his special bunny poem for the Kindergarteners, has he gone too far? This book is a great choice for young readers. Reviewer: Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061141539
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/27/2007
Series:
My Weird School Series, #16
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
122,442
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.22(d)
Lexile:
620L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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My Weird School #16: Ms. Coco Is Loco!


By Dan Gutman

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2007 Dan Gutman
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780061141546

Chapter One

Chillin' at the School Store

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

The only cool part of Ella Mentry School is the school store. It's a little room near the office where they sell stuff. Mostly they have pencils and pens and junk like that. They never have anything useful, like skateboards or video games. Still, it's cool to buy stuff when you're at school.

The school store is open in the morning before the bell rings. The only problem is, I spent all my allowance over the weekend on a new football because some kid stole mine. So I didn't even have a dime to buy anything at the school store. Bummer in the summer!

"Guess what I bought with my own money?" this girl with curly brown hair named Andrea Young whispered to her crybaby friend Emily. Knowing Andrea, it was probably an encyclopedia.

"What did you buy?" asked Emily.

"An encyclopedia!" Andrea said, all excited. "It's an encyclopedia for kids!"

Ugh. Andrea loves reading and books and school and anything else that's boring. She keeps a dictionary on her desk so she can look up words and show everybody how much she knows. Andrea is like a human filing cabinet.

"You know what I'm going to do with my encyclopedia?" Andrea asked Emily. Knowing Andrea,she would probably read the whole thing in ABC order so she would know everything in the world.

"I'm going to read it in ABC order," Andrea bragged. "If I finish one letter every day, by the end of the month I'll know everything! Won't that be cool?"

Yeah, cool like an oven. I wish a set of encyclopedias would fall on Andrea's head.

The bell rang and we all rushed to class. Our teacher, Miss Daisy, told us to put away our stuff and get ready for circle time. That's when we sit around in a circle, so it has the perfect name.

Suddenly the voice of the school secretary, Mrs. Patty, came over the loudspeaker.

"Miss Daisy, please send Andrea and A.J. to Ms. Coco's room."

"Oooooh!" my friend Ryan said. "A.J. and Andrea are going to Ms. Coco's room again. They must be in love!"

"When are you gonna get married?" asked my other friend Michael.

If those guys weren't my best friends, I would hate them.



Continues...

Excerpted from My Weird School #16: Ms. Coco Is Loco! by Dan Gutman Copyright © 2007 by Dan Gutman. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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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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Ms. Coco Is Loco! (My Weird School Series #16) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U will love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is so funny i cood not stop reading it i think you shood read it to By thando Age9
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Out of all the weird school books this is the best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I I AM ONLY 8 YEARS OLD AND I LOVE READING DAN GUTMAN AND JIM PILLIOTS BOOKS SO MUCH I CAN'T STOP READING THIS BOOK BECAUSE MISS COCOA TELLS A,J, THAT HIS POATREY IS EXCELENT THAT HE IS THE SPECIAL POAT BUT HE JUST TELLS THEM HE ONLY MIXEDUP FLASH CARDS AND I EVEN RED THIS BOOK ON MY CRUSE SHIP CALLED THE NWEGAN EPIC
NCBookworm More than 1 year ago
A wonderful bok indeed! Very well written and it makes the reader smile just reading 5 words of it! I would definetely reccomend it!
Anonymous 5 months ago
I never read this book befrore but it sounds like a good book in most reviews!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
FUNNY FUN FUN FUN FUNNY FUN HUMOR, I HATE ANDREA, ECEPT FOR THE ONE SCHOOLS OUT WERID KIDS RULE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not badd and i think the author Dan Gutman should write better then this. This is also funny. And Ms. Coco is coocoo.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AJ sucks!!!!!!!!!!!! All of these stars are for andrea!!!!!!!!! $ 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 to andrea! Aj is so stereotypicol!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
pepole who don't like A.J. are so stupid! DO U JERKS EVEN KNOW? A.J. IS THE MAIN PERSON IN THE BOOK! Like that last review,who ever wrote that review is a dumb ass.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NO NEED TO SHOW MY CHILD THAT KIND OF LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wowzers
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Pretty good but the writer needs new ideas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think these books are funny if you have a son or daughter ypu should tell them about these books theregreat books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Or ur stupid......
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Is locked out of most resukts
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