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Book Review

Reviewed by:  Jon Cvammen

Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard

Illustrator: James Marshall

Published by Houghton Mifflin Company

bulletIt is available in paperback
bulletAge level: 2nd grade
bulletThe content can be appropriate for this age level because at that age children can relate to how it feels when a substitute teacher comes to their classroom. They can sympathize with the children in the story when they want their real teacher back, This book has been written in such a way that it can be read aloud in class. Preferably, it should be read by the student. The quality of its plot is great. Children do the things in this story, but maybe not this extreme. It has an unexpected twist at the end. This may be one of the first books that the children will read that introduces the idea that the end just might not be what they think. Other books attempt to do this, but this particular book does a good job twisting the end. This story could be for slow readers. The author really did not use that many words or too many large words. They may need help pronouncing a word or two from each page. Other than that, they should enjoy it.  It is also good to note that there is no objectionable content in this story.  It can be read by all. There are no religious or racial differences contained in this book.
bulletAvailable from Barnes and Noble