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Gutman Hits it Well, but it Goes Foul,
This review is from: My Weird School #3: Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy! (Paperback)
This is the third in Mr. Gutman's new series and it was by far my first-grade son's favorite of the three. The narration by AJ, the reluctant school-goer, is engaging and the character of Mrs. Loopy is well-drawn and entertaining. Throughout the book Mrs. Loopy makes attempts to liven up books for AJ in order to turn him into someone who doesn't hate books. Judging by how well the author lured my son (a reluctant reader) into the book, Mrs. Loopy met her objective.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I am an elementary school teacher and found three parts of the book objectionable.
1) Mrs. Loopy pulls up her shirt to show a tattoo to AJ and his classmates.
2) AJ and his classmates break into Mrs. Loopy's office instead of lining up with the rest of their class.
3) In the last chapter AJ grabs Mrs. Loopy's shirt and pulls it out in order to have visual access to her belly button.
An enjoyable read, but be aware of those parts before you read.