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Something weird is going on!
Ms. Todd is subbing, and A.J. and his friends are sure she kidnapped Miss Daisy so she could take over her job. They?re going to have to do the detective work to get the goods on her. But it won?t be easy! Ms. Todd is the weirdest substitute teacher in the history of the world!
Something weird is going on!
Ms. Todd is subbing, and A.J. and his friends are sure she kidnapped Miss Daisy so she could take over her job. They’re going to have to do the detective work to get the goods on her. But it won’t be easy! Ms. Todd is the weirdest substitute teacher in the history of the world!
The Free Stuff Room
My name is A.J. and I hate school.
There's only one room in Ella Mentry School that I really like. It's the lost and found room!
The lost and found room is right near the office. It is the coolest room in the history of the world because there is lots of free stuff in there. Me and my friends Michael and Ryan call it "the free stuff room." You can get just about anything you want, and you don't even have to pay for it. So if I feel like getting a new baseball cap or a pair of sunglasses, I don't have to go to a store. I just go to the free stuff room at school. It's awesome!
So this one morning the bus got to school a little early, and I went to kill some time in the free stuff room. I saw a really cool black T-shirt with a lightning bolt across the back. It was way cooler than the shirt I was wearing, so I took my shirt off and put the cool one on. It fit perfectly. I stuffed my old, boring shirt in my backpack.
It was almost time to pledge the allegiance, so I went to class. The kids were putting their backpacks and lunch boxes in their cubbies. Our teacher, Miss Daisy, wasn't there yet. That was weird. She usually gets to school before any of us.
"Where's Miss Daisy?" asked Neil, who everybody calls"the nude kid." He actually wears clothes, but we call him "the nude kid" anyway. It's a long story.
"Maybe she got lost," Michael said.
Suddenly the door opened. We all looked up. But it wasn't Miss Daisy.
It was Andrea Young, this really annoying little Miss Perfect girl with curly brown hair who I hate. She's such a nerd. She even keeps a dictionary on her desk in case she ever has to look up a word.
"Where were you, Andrea?" asked her equally annoying crybaby friend, Emily. "I was worried that you were sick. There's something going around, you know."
"I wasn't sick," Andrea said. "I had to go to Mr. Klutz's office."
"Oooooh!" we all went.
Mr. Klutz is the principal of the school. He also has no hair. Kids get sent to his office when they do something bad.
"Did you do something bad?" asked Emily, all concerned.
"Of course not!" Andrea said. "Mr. Klutz called me in to say I'm going to be in the gifted and talented program!"
Oh man! That figured. The gifted and talented program is for dorks, dweebs, nerds, and know-it-alls like Andrea who are perfect in every way. We all took some dumb test a few weeks ago, and Andrea probably got the best score in the whole school.
"Isn't that fabulous?" Andrea said. "I'm gifted and talented!"
"What's your talent?" I asked her. "Being annoying?"
Some of the kids laughed. Andrea gave me one of her mean looks.
"I like your shirt, Arlo," she said. "Where did you get it?"
"None of your beeswax," I told her. I hate when Andrea calls me by my real name.
"Oh yeah?" she said. "Well, I think it is my beeswax, because that's my shirt!"
"That shirt fell out of my backpack last week," Andrea said. "I was wondering where it was."
Everybody started giggling. I thought I was gonna die. I was wearing a girl's shirt! Not only was I wearing a girl's shirt, but it was Andrea's shirt! Her girl cooties were crawling all over me! It was disgusting. I thought I was gonna throw up.
"Oooooh!" Ryan said. "A.J. is wearing Andrea's shirt. They must be in love!"
"When are you gonna get married?" asked Michael.
If those guys weren't my best friends, I would hate them.
Excerpted from My Weird School #12: Ms. Todd Is Odd! by Dan Gutman Copyright © 2006 by Dan Gutman. Excerpted by permission.
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I have bought many of the books from this series. My child loves to read them and I love seeing my child read. It's magical.
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Posted February 26, 2009
Do you like funny books? If you do then you will like this book. Miss Todd is Odd is a fiction story. It is a chapter book. The book is about a boy named AJ. He doesn't like to learn. But his friend Andrea loves to. It is part of a weird school sires. This book is for second graders only. I think this book is fantastic because I love how he did the illustrations. I will give the book four stars. Also the author is Dan Gutman. This book is great!!!!
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Here is a warning to parents who may be mislead by the high ratings of this book and series. These books are full of characters who "Hate" school, and make fun of other kids for trying hard in school. The main Character AJ is not a very nice kid, He steals from the lost and found and accuses a teacher of Murdering another teacher. This is pretty heavy stuff for a book meant for 7-10 year olds. My first grader started acting up at school after looking into what was going on I read a few of the weird school books she likes. I found she was imitating the actions of some of the characters, (going to the bathroom several times a day to get out of classand fool around) I guess this is just a sample of how our society has changed. Good behavior is made fun of and poor or criminal behavior is glorified. Kids grow up fast enough. They will learn in short order that the world is a cruel mean place. I am giving my daughter a choice about what she reads However we started a book club where we both read the book and discuss it together. I hope in time she will make up her own mind and put this series where it belongs in the trash. There are many other Chapter books that are much more postive then this series. At least we nipped the bad behavior in the bud and I hope it does not return.
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Posted December 25, 2012
I injod this book.And is called Mr.todd is odd!!!@@@@@@####$$$$$%%%%%&&&&***---+++@@@@@@/////////////////////////////
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