Gr 2-3-This humorous story features a nontraditional but goodhearted principal who skateboards to school and constantly challenges students to strive for academic excellence. When second-grader A.J. gets sent to the office because he didn't do his homework, Mr. Klutz gives him a candy bar as an incentive to try harder. Then the man proposes that if all students in the school complete one million math problems he will throw a chocolate party with all the treats they can eat. Other challenges follow, as Mr. Klutz promises to climb the flagpole if the kids complete Election Day essays, dress up in a turkey costume and ride a pogo stick down Main Street when they compile a list of 100,000 spelling words, etc. Although the children hold up their end of each bargain, they begin to worry about Mr. Klutz as his promises get weirder and weirder. Eventually, they tell him that they will stop learning unless he stops his crazy antics. Black-and-white cartoons add to the silliness, and the large print and simple vocabulary make this an easy chapter book that will satisfy newly confident as well as reluctant readers who ask for funny books.-Kristina Aaronson, Henniker Community School, NH Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
A skateboarding principal offers unusual incentives to his students to motivate them to learn more.Review by Publisher Summary 2
With more than 11 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!In the second book of the original My Weird School series, Principal Klutz goes nuts! He wants to climb to the top of the Ella Mentry School flagpole. He even kissed a pig on the lips and painted his bald head orange. And now he wants to bungee jump off the roof of the school dressed as Santa Claus!Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, bestselling author Dan Gutman’s insanely popular My Weird School series has something for everyone. Don’t forget to join A.J. and the gang on the rest of their hilarious adventures.Review by Publisher Summary 3
Never before has school been this mixed up—or this much fun!Principal Klutz was hanging upside down from the school flagpole! He kissed a pig on the lips and painted his bald head orange! And now he wants to bungee jump off the roof of the school dressed as Santa Claus!