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Mr. Burke Is Berserk! (My Weirder School #4)

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  384 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
My Weirder School weirder than ever

Mr. Burke cuts the grass, trims the bushes, and does the landscaping around Ella Mentry School. He wants to have a corn maze on the baseball diamond and drag races with his riding mower. What's up with the crop circles in the soccer field? And what did he bury under the monkey bars?
ebook, 112 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 2012)
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Ruth Ann
This book is part of Gutman's third series, My Weirder School. Mr. Burke is the school groundskeeper, responsible for mowing, trimming, shoveling sidewalks, etc. He is fired by the Mayor due to budget cuts. The Mayor also fires many other teachers due to his cuts, which is part of his plan for
Then Mr. Burke discovers gliver, a blend of gold and silver, under the monkey bars. All the school staff quit doing their regular jobs and begin mining.

I don't enjoy any of Gutman's book that
Dec 29, 2015 Jnase1 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second and third graders at my school love these books. They like that they are funny and use words like "shut up" and "butt" as well as the exaggerated humor, some of which they don't always get. What I like about these books are the many idioms contained within each. It might be fun to make a class book about all the idioms and their meanings contained within each book...and you can also use this time, if you so choose, to address why using the words "shut up" and "butt" in school are frow ...more
Parts of this book were hysterical... than other parts crossed that fine line from humorous into stupid town.

Budget cuts are effecting everyone, including the staff and students at Ele Mentary School. Mayor Hubble has called an assembly to discuss all the cuts that are needed to help balance the budget. Some of these outlandish cuts just won't do. How can a classroom of students all share 1 pencil? Post-It notes instead of toilet paper? No water for the water fountains? Will this work? If it do
Mar 22, 2014 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When the mayor comes to Ella Mentry school to announce budget cuts, he fires the teachers, shuts down the music and art programs and threatens to sell the coffee maker on eBay. But when Mr. Burke, the lawn maintenance guy, also gets the ax, he takes matters into his own hands. #4 in the My Weirder School series, this silly easy read would tickle the early elementary readers. Fun series.

cross posted to CHECK IT OUT!
Jun 11, 2015 Benjamin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really like how they found gold in the playground, but one question...Why did Mr. Burke make the the bush into a sculpture of Mayor Hubble? I liked how in the middle AJ wishes there is a show where they can blow stuff up like BOOM.
Marie Willis
Oldest read this and gave it three stars. He tried to give it one and then I went over what the rating scale meant again. If he grows up to be a critic of any sort, the people are screwed.
Black Panther
Feb 12, 2014 Black Panther rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book because they go mining in the playground and find silver and gold but it wasn't actually silver and gold they just tricked Mia. Dr Carbles
Matthew Jackus
Feb 16, 2016 Matthew Jackus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I did 5 stars because I understand every thing my teacher wanted me to understand and my head was into the book
Chelsea Kimmey
There is a whole series of this books that are funny and relatable to everyday life of a elementary school kid
Lucas Chance
Jun 01, 2016 Lucas Chance rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
I like this book because it is weird and wacky
Aug 15, 2016 Od rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-weired-school
I liked it because it had lawnmower
Sep 21, 2014 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Luke 4.5 stars
Tina Lowen
Sep 27, 2012 Tina Lowen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
I'm giving it 3 stars as a compromise. For me, it's less than 3 stars, but I predict children would find this funny and not mind the combination of goofy humor with somewhat pointless plot. I know many children who would give this more than 3 stars, especially boys.
Delaney Mchenry
This book was amazing and it had a lot of funny was good because I understood the book and I thought it was cool when they found gold and silver witch they called Gilver

Delaney McHenry.
Andd Becker
Children will like the books in the My Weirder School series, although teachers might not like the name-calling. The book is in the tall tale genre. It features persons digging for gilver (gold/silver).
Feb 10, 2012 Adam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: funny
I've been waiting for this book to come out since October of September and jut finally came out. I’ve read this book in one day. The day was February 10th, 2012.
Okay. Some funny moments but some was kind of repetitious. However, kids might get a kick from that. I'll still be recommending Dan Gutman to kids any old way
Christine (KizzieReads)
This one was really funny and silly. I read it to my son with an accent the way it was written and he absolutely loved it.
This book was very cute. My son didn't stop laughing from start to finish. very cleverly written.
Dec 01, 2015 Kaytee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i liked it because when they tricked mayor hubble that awas really funny
Nov 15, 2013 Sydney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i liked the part when Mr.Burke challenged Mr.Klutz to a lawn mower race.
Sebastian Perez
start your lawnmower for a good book
Aug 21, 2012 Rebecca rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children

Weird book.
Oct 15, 2013 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-new
May 28, 2013 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-new
Jun 05, 2013 Cairn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The author of over 80 books in a little over a decade of writing, Dan Gutman has written on topics from computers to baseball. Beginning his freelance career as a nonfiction author dealing mostly with sports for adults and young readers, Gutman has concentrated on juvenile fiction since 1995. His most popular titles include the time-travel sports book Honus and Me and its sequels, and a clutch of ...more
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Other Books in the Series

My Weirder School (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Miss Child Has Gone Wild! (My Weirder School, #1)
  • Mr. Harrison Is Embarrassin'! (My Weirder School, #2)
  • Mrs. Lilly Is Silly! (My Weirder School, #3)
  • Ms. Beard Is Weird! (My Weirder School, #5)
  • Mayor Hubble Is in Trouble! (My Weirder School, #6)
  • Miss Kraft Is Daft! (My Weirder School, #7)
  • Dr. Nicholas Is Ridiculous! (My Weirder School, #8)
  • Ms. Sue Has No Clue! (My Weirder School, #9)
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