Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs (Roscoe Riley Rules Series #1)

Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs (Roscoe Riley Rules Series #1)

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by Katherine Applegate, Brian Biggs
     
 

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If the kids can't sit still for the class performance, Roscoe's teacher could be in big trouble. Fortunately Roscoe has a plan to save her—a super, mega, gonzo plan! What could go wrong?

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If the kids can't sit still for the class performance, Roscoe's teacher could be in big trouble. Fortunately Roscoe has a plan to save her—a super, mega, gonzo plan! What could go wrong?

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School Library Journal

Gr 1-2

These early chapter books begin and end in the time-out chair. In Friends , Roscoe's first-grade class is getting ready for open house. It's supposed to involve a performance of singing bumblebees followed by dessert. However, add one hyper, trouble-finding boy (Roscoe) with a tube of Super-Mega-Gonzo Glue and too many bright ideas and you've got a recipe for disaster. In Sweater , Roscoe trades an itchy sweater that his grandmother made him for his neighbor's dog so he can enter the animal in a pet show. The protagonist always means well and the adults can usually see a big heart behind his antics-after they've calmed down a bit. Both stories are fun reads with simple and amusing cartoon illustrations. Good choices for children transitioning from beginning readers to chapter books.-Kelly Roth, Bartow County Public Library, Cartersville, GA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061971587
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Series:
Roscoe Riley Rules Series , #1
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
281,901
Lexile:
380L (what's this?)
File size:
18 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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Roscoe Riley Rules #1: Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs

Chapter One

Welcome to Time-Out

Hey! Over here!

It's me. Roscoe.

Welcome to the Official Roscoe Riley Time-out Corner.

Want to hang out with me?

I have to warn you, though. We're going to be here for a while.

See, I kinda got in some trouble today.

Again.

Kids have to follow so many rules!

Sometimes my brain forgets to remem-ber them all.

It's not like I try to find ways to get in trouble. It's just that trouble has a way of finding me.

Truth is, I'm just a normal, everyday kid like you.

My favorite food is blue M&M's. My favorite sport is bed jumping. My favorite color is rainbow.

And my most not-favorite thing is lima beans.

See? Like I said. Just a normal, everyday kid.

A normal, everyday kid who sometimes gets into trouble.

Like today. I was just trying to help out my teacher.

How was I supposed to know you shouldn't glue people to chairs?

With Super-Mega-Gonzo Glue?

You've done that, haven't you?

Oh.

Never?

Oh.

Well, maybe you should hear the whole story. . . . Roscoe Riley Rules #1: Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs. Copyright © by Katherine Applegate. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Meet the Author

Katherine Applegate's many books include the Roscoe Riley Rules chapter book series, the picture book The Buffalo Storm, and the award-winning novel Home of the Brave. With her husband, Michael Grant, she wrote the hugely popular series Animorphs, which has sold more than 35 million copies worldwide.

Katherine was inspired to write The One and Only Ivan after reading about the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, the Shopping Mall Gorilla. The real Ivan lived alone in a tiny cage for twenty-seven years at a shopping mall before being moved to Zoo Atlanta after a public outcry. He was a beloved celebrity at the zoo, which houses the nation's largest collection of western lowland gorillas. Ivan was well known for his paintings, which he "signed" with a thumbprint.

Katherine lives in California with her husband and two children.


Everything Goes is a series of books written and illustrated by Brian Biggs. The first books in the series, Everything Goes: On Land and Everything Goes: In the Air, are a celebration of cars, trucks, motorcycles, planes, and other things that go!

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Never Glue Your Friends To Chairs (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son is in 2nd. He loves these books, especially this one. They are a quick read and 1 pt for AR reading.
Leejun Kim More than 1 year ago
This book called roscoe riley never glue a person to a chair is a fabulous book so far.this book is hilarious and tells you to not glue a chair to anybody especially with dont you dare permanet glue.this book also talks about three friends who have a great time and one of their two best talents are being hilarious and also being great and also fantastic at being friends in this book.the three friends have an insane and fantastic and awesome handshake for their cool,awesome,fantastic,and finally great friendship.i hope you enjoyed my review!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for my 7 year old who doesn't love reading.  It's funny, and realistic. Roscoe is candid and honest about his family and his ... imperfections.  It's easier than Magic Treehouse with more illustrations and chapters with varying lengths. A few at the beginning are only 1-2 pages, and it's great for building confidence.  We'll definitely be picking up more in the set. 
jreall14 More than 1 year ago
My son just finished 1st grade. He can read harder stuff but these are good light reads for when he's getting bogged down with something harder and needs to boost his reading confidence. We're going to continue with the whole series. Lots of illustrations and shorter chapters. Slightly easier than Magic Treehouse.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my 6 year old because the title is funny. He loved it! He thought Roscoe was silly for gluing his friends to chairs. He talked about this book for a week after reading it and even brought it to school for his teacher to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Friends are people who stick whit u no matter wat happens if they dont that u shpuld attact back and best friends dont turn on u for the cool kids so if they do that u should out glue on thier chair
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so excited about this series! I read it to our 1st Grade son, who LOVED this book. He wanted to read all the others in the series (which we haven't purchased yet). He can't quite read it by himself yet, but he loved the story line, and it was very funny. This book is great for 1st grade and up...a second grader could probably read it in it's entirety. Perfect for boys, as well! I personally enjoyed it better than Junie B. or Magic Treehouse.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good good good good book you should read and tell me if you like
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Luv dis book
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Cool and funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This morning i was very ready because It was my birthday!!! But i was very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very sad. They did not let me go home to see my family. They did not throw a party. They did not give me one single present. They did not even pay attention to me. Hagrid said welcome to hogwarts. Hogwarts, hogwarts,hoggy-hoggy-hogwarts. I lol that comment. I said. I know. Said hagrid. Next at harry potter book3
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NEVER XID I READ THIS BOOK NEVER WILL I READ THIS BOOK NEGER CAN I READ TYIS BOOK FOR IT COST3 dollars
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I jasmine a 2nd grader read this book. I could not stop myself from reading this book with so much fun and silly stuf in it.
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What is it about super mega gonzo glue?
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Hi to pepol who read this!!!! Addison
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What do yu do
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KarisKat More than 1 year ago
My 6 year old told me about this book. When I first saw how many pages the book had (36 pages--which isn't very much, but when you have to read children's book almost every night, you don't make it past the 5th page most of the time with most books. You end up passing out before your kids) I was hesitant to buy it. Espcially, since I have a 1st gen NOOK with no colors. But she begged and her sister begged (4 yrs old) so I caved. I was glad because this book is great! It is witty, hilarious. I loved reading it to them. My eldest loves reading it (with my help). Jokes that parents and kids can relate to. The books always has my kids (and me) crackin' up. Which is great way to exhaust them to sleep. It looks there are 7 books in the series. We are on our second now (Never Swipe a Bully's Bear), but that's because we read this 1st one like three times. Must read!
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