Monday, January 14, 2008

Nobody's Mother Is in Second Grade

Author: Robin Pulver

First line: "Did you go to second grade when you were my age?" Cassandra asked her mother one night at dinner.

Why you should read this book: Cassandra's mother waxes nostalgic about second grade and determines to attend her daughter's school, but, since nobody's mother is in second grade, she chooses to visit disguised as a large houseplant. Soon enough, Cassandra's classmates determine that there is something peculiar about that plant, but not so ridiculous as somebody's mother being in second grade. Intelligent and silly, a great book for perceptive kids.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You believe that fun interferes with the learning process.

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