The Sloppy Copy Slipupby DyAnne DiSalvo
Brian Higman, also known as Big Hig, has a problem. He does not have his sloppy copy writing assignment ready to turn in, and his teacher, Miss Fromme, is not one to listen to excuses. But Brian has really good reasons this time. Between the antics of his impossible five-year-old brother and his teenage brother's rock-and-roll band rehearsing at his house, not to mention the fact that his life savings have gone missing, it was impossible to get any homework done over the weekend. It takes all of Brian's imaginative powers and storytelling techniques to prevent him from getting a zero. And it takes some inspiration on Miss Fromme's part to coax Brian into turning his excuses into an actual sloppy copy.
Meet the Author
DyAnne DiSalvo was inspired to create this story by her experiences teaching writing workshops in schools. Her collection of well-received picture books includes "A Dog Like Jack", winner of the Irma S. and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, and "Spaghetti Park". She lives in the Philadephia metropolitan area. Her website is www.dyannedisalvo.com.
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I like this book because it is really funny like how the boy trys to right his paper but first off he dont even know what a essay is and second of he has horrible hand writting. when he asks his friends what to do they say just right how your summer vaction was he goes well it was good. Well right it down then. How? Wow just ask your teacher. He just gets in so much trouble its a histerical book you got to read it!
all i can say about this book is,IN A GOOD WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! genious i tell you genious
I¿ve never got a zero on a school paper but reading ¿Sloppy Copy Slip-Up¿ made me feel as if I did. Dyanne Disalvo used descriptive writing in this book. This book was fictional and is probably good for ages 8-11. I think that this book¿s theme deals with schoolwork and telling the truth. The problem this book addresses is getting a zero on a paper. The main character, Brian Higman, got a zero on a homework assignment and he is telling Mrs. Fromme, his teacher, why he couldn¿t do the assignment. I would say this book is entertaining because you don¿t know if Brian will get a second chance. I agree with all of the author¿s messages. One of which is that the author lets Brian¿s problems work out. I think this sends out a good message. That message is that you should always tell the truth and sometimes everything will work out. One possibility the book suggests is to tell the truth and you might be rewarded. To support my agreement with the author I think of ¿The Boy Who Cried Wolf¿ story. In that story, the boy doesn¿t tell the truth and then when he is telling the truth no one believes him. The book affected me by seeing what Brian went through just by not doing his homework and it made me feel like I wouldn¿t want a zero even more. I thought this was a good book and very believable. If you want to see what happens in ¿Sloppy Copy Slip-Up¿, you¿ll have to get a copy of ¿Sloppy Copy Slip-Up¿.