“My name is A.J. and I hate school.” The first sentence in the My Weirder School series echoes the opening lines of Gutman’s My Weird School Daze and My Weird School series. In the new book, Miss Child leads a class tour of the zoo, where the students watch an elephant painting pictures, a gorilla using sometimes-rude sign language, and a child who has fallen into the lion enclosure. A cool, skateboarding girl joins the class, but most of the characters are the same, the book’s tone is the same, and the illustration style is the same. So what is different about the new series? A. J. and his classmates, who were in second grade in the My Weird School series and on summer vacation in My Weird School Daze, are now starting third grade, and . . . well, actually, that is about it. Fans of the previous, hugely popular series will continue to enjoy the kids’ banter, the lowbrow humor, and the antics of the wacky adults who run the show. Grades 1-3. --Carolyn Phelan
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About the Author
Dan Gutman is the New York Times bestselling author of the Genius Files series. He is also the author of the Baseball Card Adventure series, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies around the world, and the My Weird School series, which has sold more than 9 million copies.
Thanks to his many fans who voted in their classrooms, Dan has received nineteen state book awards and ninety-two state book award nominations. He lives in New York City with his wife, Nina. You can visit him online at www.dangutman.com.
Jim Paillot lives in Arizona (another weird place) with his weird wife and two weird children. Isn't that weird?