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Everyone Else's Parents said Yes
     

Everyone Else's Parents said Yes

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by Paula Danziger
 

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It?s not easy being a sixth grader, particularly one with an ingenious knack for getting into trouble with his parents, teachers, and a line of picketing sixth-grade girls! Anyone who?s ever spent time in ?time-out? will appreciate the hilarious antics of this misunderstood pre-teen with a cause. Also in a fun, updated format sure to grab kids? attention!Matthew

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It?s not easy being a sixth grader, particularly one with an ingenious knack for getting into trouble with his parents, teachers, and a line of picketing sixth-grade girls! Anyone who?s ever spent time in ?time-out? will appreciate the hilarious antics of this misunderstood pre-teen with a cause. Also in a fun, updated format sure to grab kids? attention!Matthew Martin hates being the youngest kid in sixth grade, but he?s convinced things will get better after his eleventh birthday sleepover, if only he could make up with his best friend?and stop a line of picketing sixth-grade girls from ruining his party and his life!?Brisk in style and pacing, this light-hearted offering is sure to be popular.?? Booklist?Sibling rivalry and parent/child conflicts are humorously yet realistically portrayed in this zany, credible story.? ? School Library Journal

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Sixth-grader Matthew Martin faces life and his 11th birthday; PW stated that ``Danziger once again combines insight and humor. . . . Her characters come alive through natural dialogue and universal experiences.'' Ages 8-12. (Oct.)
Children's Literature
Is there a parent who hasn't heard that phrase in the title? Matthew Martin is obsessed with his upcoming birthday. He wants his party to be perfect, and in spite of his mother's heath food obsession, his party is going to have plenty of junk food. However, life gets more complicated at home with his older sister fretting about her upcoming date for the school dance. And things don't seem to be going smoothly at school. He has a falling out with his best friend, and all the tricks he has played on the girls at school are coming back to haunt him. It is a funny and fast paced story. Matthew is a kid that everyone knows and it is a relief that all ends happily. 1998 (orig.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Is there a parent who hasn't heard that phrase in the title? Matthew Martin is obsessed with his upcoming birthday. He wants his party to be perfect, and in spite of his mother's heath food obsession, his party is going to have plenty of junk food. However, life gets more complicated at home with his older sister fretting about her upcoming date for the school dance. And things don't seem to be going smoothly at school. He has a falling out with his best friend, and all the tricks he has played on the girls at school are coming back to haunt him. It is a funny and fast paced story. Matthew is a kid that everyone knows and it is a relief that all ends happily. 1998 (orig.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-- Computer whiz Matthew Martin is eagerly planning a sleep-over party for his birthday; practical jokester Matthew Martin is steadfastly becoming the target for GET HIM (Girls Eager to Halt Immature Matthew). When the war against Matthew and the sleepover take place on the same night, Matthew finds himself having to do some quick thinking--and growing. In this book, readers meet a boy that they'll feel they already know. As they become more acquainted with him, they'll find that his practical jokes make him more and more interesting--and they'll understand why he irritates his friends. Reproductions of computer-produced invitations, lists, and letters will immediately attract young computer enthusiasts. While for younger readers than her previous books, Everyone Else's Parents Said Yes continues to reflect Danziger's awareness of what students of a certain age are like and what appeals to them. Sibling rivalry and parent/child conflicts are humorously yet realistically portrayed in this zany but basically credible story of the five days leading up to and culminating in Matthew's 11th birthday celebration. --Dona Weisman, Northeast Texas Library, Garland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698116870
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Matthew Martin Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,342,111
Product dimensions:
4.97(w) x 7.71(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in New York, Paula Danziger knew since second grade that she wanted to be a writer. Beginning her career as a teacher, Danziger taught at the junior high, high school, college levels. She received her Masters Degree in reading and during that time she wrote her first bestselling novel, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit. She returned to teaching, but the success of her book encouraged her to become a full-time writer. It was non-stop for Danziger since then. Among her titles are: the enormously popular Amber Brown books as well as Remember Me To Harold Square, The Divorce Express, and Can You Sue Your Parents For Malpractice?

Danziger received numerous honors, including: Parent's Choice Awards, International Reading Association - Children's Book Council Awards, a IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award and many nominations for state reading and library association awards.

Known as a flamboyantly funny and deeply honest writer and speaker, Paula Danziger knew how to relate to young readers at their level. She was vital, funny, and compassionate. She knew how kids felt, what made them laugh, what they wore, collected, read, and played with. From collecting novelty toys that would make any teacher cringe, to wearing jangly earrings, funky glasses and shoes covered with beads and sequins, Paula Danziger had a direct line into kids' hearts and funnybones. She will be missed always.

In Paula's memory, The Amber Brown Fund has been established to bring authors and illustrators to schools and libraries which otherwise could not afford them. Donations may be sent to The Amber Brown Fund/ SCBWI Museum of Children’s Books, 8271 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i acually needed to do an assigment for my english class and i red this book, and is book is awsome!!!! i got an 'A'
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome and I definitely recommend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like how Matthew is always teasing his sister. Matthews' family is like a normal family, Siblings always fighting, Moms and DAds trying to stop them and sending the kids to thier rooms. I have read this book 3 times!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Has no one else read these wonderful books? My gosh. Paula Danzinger was like a diamond in the rough to me. I found this book first a long while ago and became instantly attracted to her writting. She's awesome, and so is this book. Head my advise!!! READ IT!!!