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Santa Claus Doesn't Mop Floors (Bailey School Kids #3) Paperback – October 1, 1991


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Lexile Measure: 590L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (October 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590444778
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590444774
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.3 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #570,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thorton Jones came up with the idea for The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids when they both worked at a school in Lexington, Kentucky. Today Debbie and her family live in Fort Collins, Colorado. Marcia and her husband still live in Kentucky.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
In this, the 3rd Bailey School Kids series, a new janitor has come in to replace the regular custodian who has just quit after finding the school banister covered in peanut butter. A mysterious, bearded, pipe-smoking gent by the name of Mr. Jolly steps in to take over.
Mr. Jolly bears a striking resemblance to Santa Claus, and he's forever watching the 3rd grade gang and taking notes in a small red notebook. He also keeps turning down the thermostat to meat locker temperatures and shows an amazing ability to clean up the most horrible messes within moments... Magic, perhaps??
This book is much less frightening than the first two books which involved more supernatural creatures and creepy goings-on. For young readers who may get spooked all too easily, but who like a good mystery (IS Mr. Jolly REALLY Santa??), this would be a good choice. Children who are LOOKING for that spooky, creepy sort of plot line (a few steps lower on the scariness scale than the Goosebumps series) may be disappointed with this installment. Still, it is a fast-paced, short book, so it is a good choice for emergent readers.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Quaker Annie on June 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
It must be the generation gap setting in - I don't much like this series, but my 8 year old has just about eaten up the series. I like books with more of a plot, and a little bit deeper - but everyone needs a good 'escape' read every so often.
On the bright side, these are a short read for kids. There is no violence, although it seems pretty clear that their teacher is a vampire since she comes from Transylvania and talks with an accent.
The other up side is that if we read these together (which we like to do), we can each try out the Transylvanian accent.
If you need books to read by yourself (for those under 10), I'd say go for these. Parents can rest assured that these books are a nice adventure for the kids.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 8, 1999
Format: Paperback
I like this book because it is funny. The kids freze because their janiter aka. Santa claus turns the AC. on hi through the school.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lynn Pritchett on December 15, 2008
Format: Paperback
Santa Claus Doesn't Mop Floors (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, #3)is the best of the Christmas-themed books in the Bailey School Kids series. There are over 50 books with different themes and year-round holidays, but the first few are by far the most entertaining - for young and old alike. See the rest of L.Pritchett's review on great Christmas chapter books thru her websitelink at her amazon.com profile.
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