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The humorous trials and tribulations of this put-upon protagonist include having to repeat the third grade, and being chosen best friend by the class dork. Ages 7-11.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Grade 2-4-For Joshua T. Bates, summer vacation ended with being told he would be returning to third grade, instead of moving into fourth with all his friends. All the anger, humiliation, and degradation of "flunking" are revealed in his first days of school as most of his fourth grade classmates won't play with him, and Tommy Wilhelm teases and embarrasses him. Fortunately, his teacher tutors, befriends, and makes him a class helper so that his respect and self-esteem are reinstated. This is an unabridged reading of the book by Susan Shreve (Knopf, 1984). The technical quality is excellent. Johnny Heller reads the book capably. With the new promotion policies that many school districts are adopting, this story may help those students who are held back to develop skills at their age-appropriate levels. The difficulties and values of learning to read are reflected in the text. The only dated item is how the boys wear their baseball caps. Third and fourth grade teachers will find this a useful story for individuals or groups.
Ann Elders, Mark Twain Elementary School, Federal Way, WA
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
Whenever I hear parents say that their 9 year old is "terrible" or "bad" or "lazy" I like to say "who taught him to be that way? Read morePublished on July 14, 2011 by B. Wolinsky
Joshua has to repeat the third grade, in Mrs. Goodwin's class. His teacher says he needs another year to mature. Everyone teases him, especially Tommy Wintey. Read morePublished on February 25, 2004
This story is about a boy named Joshua T. Bates. This book is a very interesting book I give it four stars out of five stars. . Read morePublished on March 22, 2002
This story is about a boy named Joshua T. Bates. This book is a very interesting book I give it four stars . Read morePublished on March 22, 2002
The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates was the best book I've ever read! I gave this book five stars because it was a stupendous book! Read morePublished on November 7, 2001
I gave this book a four because it has a title that gives away what the book is about, but otherwise I liked the book. Read morePublished on November 7, 2001
I rated this book a 3 because I had read it already. It is about a boy who needs to repeat 3rd grade. His name is Josh and he wants to run away to South Africa. Read morePublished on November 7, 2001
Josh flunked third grade. His teacher helped him recover. I thought this book was really good because it was kind of twisted. Read morePublished on November 7, 2001
I think it was really good because it was humorous. His family helpd him a lot josh had a lot of friends in his class. In the beginning he got argry at himself. Read morePublished on November 7, 2001