McMullan, Kate School! Adventures at the Harvey N. Trouble Elem. School Feiwel&Friends/Macmillan Child Pub Gr 2010 149p 12.99 978-0-312-37592-8 elem VG-BNe
The story revolves around the silly, word-play names of its characters, which are very clever.
What if Mr. Stuckinaditch drove your school bus, and got stuck in a ditch every day? What if you had a music teacher whose name was Mrs. Doremi Solatido? This book begins with a zany cast of characters who have such names, and then spins a long story out of them. It is clever and silly, and students may get tired of the conceit before the book finally ends. However, taken in small doses it may just tickle their funny bones as well, and it may inspire them to invent some crazy characters of their own. Humor Kennedy, Carol