Synopses & Reviews
and#147;Rarely has the golden rule been so effectively interpreted for children.and#8221; and#151;Booklist Miss Nelson is the nicest teacher in the school. She never yells and she gives the easiest assignments. The kids in Room 207 take advantage of her good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a challenging substitute.
This Read-Along Book and CD Favorite includes a paperback edition of the book and a compact disc in a newly designed reusable package. Perfect for car trips, classrooms, and bedtime listening, these recordings feature lively sound effects and original music. The CD includes one reading with page-turn signals as well as an uninterrupted reading.
"Rarely has the golden rule been so effectively interpreted for children." Booklist, ALA
"This is an artful spoof that's not to be missed." --Booklist, ALA
The notorious Miss Swamp reappears at the Horace B. Smedley School, this time to shape up the football team and help them to win at least one game."Children of any age will relish the raucous carrying-on at what has to be the most gloriously awful school in the entire state of Texas." Horn Book
"Children of any age will relish the raucous carrying-on at what has to be the most gloriously awful school in the entire state of Texas." Horn Book Guide
"Rarely has the golden rule been so effectively interpreted for children."--Booklist, ALA and#160; "If all teachers looked as goofy as Mr. Marshall makes these two, the earth would never again have a truancy problem."--The New York Times
The hilarious sequel to Miss Nelson Is Missing! is now available as a book and CD. When their teacher has to go away for a week, the kids in Room 207 plan to "really act up." But their hijinks are soon quelled when the dreaded Swamp makes an appearance! Itand#8217;s been nearly three decades since Allard and Marshall reprised their original mischievous comedy of impersonation, Miss Nelson Is Missing, and the laugh track continues with this book and CD set. The professionally narrated audio production includes lively sound effects and original music. Track one includes page-turn signals; track two features an uninterrupted reading.
The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a substitute.
When their teacher has to go away for a week, the kids in Room 207 plan to "really act up."
The kids in Room 207 were misbehaving again. Spitballs stuck to the ceiling. Paper planes whizzing through the air. They were the worst-behaved class in the whole school.
So begins this quirky classic, first published in 1977 and still relevant today as a lighthearted reminder to show our appreciation to those we value. The students donand#8217;t proffer a shred of respect for their good-natured teacher Miss Nelson, but when the witchy substitute Miss Viola Swamp appears on the scene, they start to regret their own wicked ways. James Marshalland#8217;s scritchy, cartoonish full-color ink and wash illustrations are hilarious. A back-to-school perennial!
About the Author
Harry Allard is the author of several hilarious books for children, including three books about Miss Nelson andandnbsp;four books about the Stupid family, all illustrated by James Marshall. He currently lives in Oaxaca, Mexico. James Marshall (1942and#8211;1992) created dozens of exuberant and captivating books for children, including The Stupids, Miss Nelson Is Missing!, and the ever-popular George and Martha books. Before creating his canon of classic, hilarious childrenand#8217;s books, James Marshall played the viola, studied French, and received a masterand#8217;s degree from Trinity College. He also doodled. It was the doodles, and the unforgettable characters that emerged from them, that led him to his lifeand#8217;s work as one of the finest creators of childrenand#8217;s books of the twentieth century. In 2007, James Marshall was posthumously awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal for his lasting contribution to literature for children.