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SCHOOL! by Kate McMullan


Adventures at the Harvey N. Trouble Elementary School

by Kate McMullan & illustrated by George Booth

Pub Date: July 20th, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-312-37592-8
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

A pun-filled week goes on about four-and-a-half days too long. Every morning, Ron Faster sprints to the road and boards the school bus. Given that the driver is Ivan Stuckinaditch, the bus promptly become stuck in...guess what...a ditch. Ron and the other kids, Viola Fuss, Izzy Normal and so on, get to school late. The principal, Miss Ingashoe, moves slowly because she’s “missing something.” Chuckie Upkins is always running to the bathroom, and Oopsie Spiller causes the daily resignations of Janitor Iquit and Assistant Janitor Quitoo. Over and over and over. The pattern changes on Friday, but readers likely won’t care. Booth’s tiny ink drawings busy up the pages with occasionally funny images, but they can’t keep this one-joke scenario from being about 128 pages too long. (Humor. 7-11)