Worst Name in Third Grade
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Worst Name in Third Grade

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by Debbie Dadey, Tamara Petrosino
     
 

It's not easy being a third-grade girl . . . especially when your name is Bridgett Butt!

Look out, world -- here comes Bridgett Butt!

Bridgett Butt is in a rut! Bridgett always gets teased about her name. And now, to make things even worse, her favorite teacher in the whole world is moving away. The new teacher, Miss Snotgrass, isn't nearly as nice. Bridgett's

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It's not easy being a third-grade girl . . . especially when your name is Bridgett Butt!

Look out, world -- here comes Bridgett Butt!

Bridgett Butt is in a rut! Bridgett always gets teased about her name. And now, to make things even worse, her favorite teacher in the whole world is moving away. The new teacher, Miss Snotgrass, isn't nearly as nice. Bridgett's best friend has a new best friend. And something is wrong with Bridgett's dog, Bobo.

Could things get any worse? Not if Bridgett has anything to say about it. This third grader is going to get everything back to normal, or her name isn't Bridgett Butt!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Heidi Quist
Only one child has never teased poor Bridget Butt about her name, and this is why Amanda Reynolds is her best friend. However, when a new teacher replaces the best teacher in the whole world and her name is Miss Snotgrass, Amanda and Bridget cannot agree about whether they like her or not. Bridget finds herself battling the unkind comments of the biggest class bully alone. To make matters worse, her old dog Bobo is acting funny and everyone says he is about to die. The writing style, reading level, and subject matter are perfectly suited to the audience, and the characters are fun and simple enough to be universal. Bridget has good relationships with her family, and the story contains a sweet scene where she receives some helpful understanding from her big brother. Even in the less-friendly moments between the brother and sister, the reader can easily perceive some fault in Bridget due to her unwillingness to accept the illness of her dog, making her brother a sympathetic character and opening the eyes of the reader to positive potential in family relationships. The main character Bridget also demonstrates growth in positive ways as she learns to accept new friends, both in the teacher, in another girl her age, and even her in own brother to a certain extent. This is a charming story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439720007
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
570L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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