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Summary: Mr. Todd has gone to Italy, so Mrs. Grossman is the new substitute in Class 3T. Judy had mixed feelings about Mrs. Grossman. It was cool that you could get candy for math answers, but Judy didn't get any. She also didn't like Mrs. Grossman's Attitude Tent. When Mrs. G suggested that Judy work with a math tutor, that really put her in a mood ... until she met Chloe, who not only helped her with math, but helped her learn to "talk college." Chloe even encouraged her painting. How cool was that? Thisis a lightly illustrated chapter book for transitional readers (third grade level).
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, independent reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 8 to 10; read yourself: 9 and up
Interest Level: 8 and up
Reading Level: 2.1
Age of Child: Read with and by an 8-year-old girl.
Young Reader Reaction: The minute our daughter met Chloe, she became a college kid, too ... we started to get all of the phrases and catch words Judy and Chloe were using in the book. We read through this pretty fast, as our daughter regularly asked for more time to read this by herself.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a fun, engaging story. It was actually a surprise. I was a little worried about some of the "college stuff," but it stayed true to Judy being a third grader and is a nice, wholesome read.
Pros: An engaging (if moody) nine-year-old girl gives readers plenty to laugh at and empathize with in this early reader series.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow, at least. This is a fun book and if you like this one you could well be investing in the whole series.
Notes: The Reading Tub® picked up this book at Book Expo America 2008. There are no expectations of review associated with this book.
Literary Categories: Fiction - easy reader, conduct of life, math, school, life lessons
Date(s) Reviewed: May 2010
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