Synopses & Reviews
These contemporary “fables” are instructive, hilarious, and now in paperback!
The fourth graders at Aesop Elementary are, well, unusual. Theres Calvin Tallywong, who wants to go back to kindergarten. But when he actually gets the chance, hes forced to do the squirrel dance and wear a yellow-school-bus name tag. The moral of his story? Be careful what you wish for. Then theres Amisha Spelwadi, who can spell wildebeest, no problem. Shes sure shell get 100 percent on her spelling test. But when the teacher, Mr. Jupiter, asks the class to spell cat, all Amisha can come up with is kat. The moral this time? Dont count your chickens before they hatch.
Heres a collection of contemporary fables about a hilariously rambunctious group of kids and their amazing teacher that is sure to delight students and teachers alike!
This funny, fast-paced chapter book features contemporary fables about a rambunctious group of fourth graders and their amazing teacher--the globe-trotting, Mayan-ceremonial-robe-wearing Mr. Jupiter.
About the Author
Candace Fleming is the prolific author of many critically acclaimed, bestselling books for children, including the picture books Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!
(an ALA Notable Book and four starred reviews), and Boxes for Katie
(a Junior Library Guild Selection and a Publishers Weekly
Best Book of 2003); the nonfiction titles Our Eleanor
(an ALA Notable Book, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and three starred reviews) and Ben Franklin's Almanac
(an ALA Notable Book, ALA Best Book for Young Adults, James Madison Honor Book, and three starred reviews). She lives in Mt. Prospect, Illinois.
From the Hardcover edition.