"This is a wonderful choice to read to your class. It is written in the voice of the class pet. I love how Humphrey only knows the names of the students by how they are addressed in class. Haven't we all met a "Please Raise Your Hand Samantha"?"
"A sibling group will try to make a home for themselves without parents and adult help. My students love the idea that they are independent and that it has a very happy ending. This is always my first book of the year."
"This story presents the wonderful idea of magic coming to normal children and how it changes their lives. The twist is that your wishes are only granted by halves. How the wishes get split are always fun and surprising! Even though it is set in the early 30's my students still love the adventures of these 4 children."
"This was my 1st day of school book. We would use unifix cubes to build our names. We would graph the amount of letters and predict the class total. Homework assignment was two parts, a student and a parent part. The student wrote about how they felt about their name and parents told why they chose the name and if they were the opposite sex what would their name have been."