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I Know an Old Teacher (Carolrhoda Picture Books) Library Binding – September 1, 2008

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Grade 2–4—Miss Bindley takes the class pets home for a long weekend and develops an eerie, extraordinary craving. Following the traditional cumulative rhyme, all of them disappear in a round of Fear Factor-inspired eating—a flea, spider, fish, rat, Jake the Snake, and, as students cry in horror, "She's got our Lizzie!"—the class lizard. Miss Bindley, in turn, grows less appealing with the turn of each page. Hair becomes flyaway and frizzy, her cozy robe falls into a frumpy sack, and her face turns-well, a bilious green. Gammell's lively artwork is a colorful combination of watercolor, colored pencils, pastel, and crayon framed by a mix of font sizes and colors. Assisted by conversational responses from Miss Bindley's students, who are spying on her, the tale progresses as tails disappear until the unlikely becomes the outrageous—"I know an old teacher who swallowed a child…." Would she really try that? The horrifying notion is entertained, but to the relief of readers, is tossed aside in this unusual offering.—Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX
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In this loose variation of the familiar cumulative song, a teacher takes home the class fish, rat, snake, and lizard, then proceeds to swallow them in succession after gulping down a flea (by accident) and a spider (deliberately). In Gammell’s typically outlandish illustrations, wildly lined and vividly colored, a crew of horrified young witnesses peers in through Miss Bindley’s window. They watch as the teacher, looking increasingly disheveled and nauseated beneath her wild mane of red hair, stuffs each creature into her mouth. With nothing left to eat, one child notes: “Hey! She’s staring at YOU!” “Staring at ME? (gulp) How can that be?” Happily, before anything fatal happens to eater or eatee, the children carry her off, evidently believing her loud protest that she would never swallow a child. Though the rhythms are too irregular to be easily singable, this rendition features plenty of crowd-pleasing gross bits that will get kids going. Grades K-3. --John Peters
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
  • Lexile Measure: 260L (What's this?)
  • Series: Carolrhoda Picture Books
  • Library Binding: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Carolrhoda Books; Library Binding edition (September 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822579847
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822579847
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 10.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C.Vick on October 5, 2009
Format: Library Binding
This cumulative gross-out story was a huge hit with my school age kids. It starts out with an "old" teacher who swallows a flea (it fell out of her hair and into her tea), and of course, she has to follow it with something to gobble the flea, right? Eventually, she starts in on the class pets, much to the horror of the school children.

Sure to elicit giggles, and "Eeeeeews!" and what young School Age kid doesn't love a good gross-out tale?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By VS Grenier Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on August 29, 2008
Format: Library Binding
Reviewed by: Gayle Jacobon-Huset

This book really grossed me out, so I'm sure children of all ages will love it! Teacher Miss Bindley seems like such a sweet loveable lady to her students until a flea drops in her tea. She drinks the tea, flea and all, to the horror and amazement of her class. But, it doesn't stop there. What "other goodies" does Miss Bindley devour? You'll just have to read this hilarious book to find out! Anne Bowen does an excellent job on her rhyming, rollicking text that builds on each new item the teacher eats in a clever way. Truly funny illustrations by Stephen Gammell makes this book a "must read" for the children in your life that enjoy the odd and gross!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MTeacher2012 on January 2, 2012
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So I am doing a lesson using the Old Lady Books. I have copies of all the books by various others and in all forms. I purchased this book without knowing much about it. **Spoiler Alert Ahead***

I would have to say that the book is different than the Old Lady Books. There are little comments by the students who are basically spying on their teacher who has taken home the class pets. One by one she eats the classroom pets. The last animal the kids are afraid she will eat is them. But of course what kind of teacher would eat a child. I shared this book with fellow teachers and they were equally disgusted with the digestion of the classroom pets...spider...rats... It was a little much.

Definitely not one of my favorite books and I am not sure if I want to share this with my students.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anna M. Fleming on May 15, 2013
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This is a wonderful book. The children in my kindergarten class roared and were excited to create our own book based on the style of this book (with their crazy teacher as the old teacher). We sent a copy of our class book home to each child.
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This is another in the line of the "I Know An Old Lady" series. This teacher swallows the classroom pets. It gets gross, but my preschoolers love this book...especially the biys [figures]. It got a little rough for me, watching her swallow some of the animals, but the kids enjoy it and in a way, I do too. It's different and the kids love it. Everyone will go EWW! but they'll want to see what she swallows next. The illustrations are a little busy and dark at times for me, but tey do a beautiful job of showing how the teacher swallows what she does. A good addition to any children's books library.
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