Best School Year Ever (The Herdmans #2)
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Now, I'm older and trying to find good books for my neice and nephew. Pondering the books I read as kid, I thought of "Best Christmas Pagent" and went looking for it at my local library to make sure it was age-appropriate for my niece. And that ...more
So the premise of the story is that the main ...more
This book took place at a school, in present time. It was interesting to see that the Herdmans (6) passed there class on, how stupid they are. This shows that if you try you can pass your classes.
This book has a lot of stupid actions, this book had good detail. So, I enjoyed it. The part of this book that I did not enjoy was when the Herdmans used p ...more
Like a lot of series for children, this book was alike. The problem is just like "A Christmas Story 2"; the author tried to re-capture the magic by replicating the story later. This wasn't nearly as magical as the first offering. It felt forced.
The moral, as it were, wasn't a lesson. W ...more
The Worst Kids in the History of the World!
When anything goes wrong at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, from the hexing of Bus Six to the mysterious disappearance of the kindergarten gerbil, it's sure to have a Herdman behind it. The Herdmans are more than famous — they're outlaws. They smoke cigars, lie, and set fire to things, and that's only when they bother to come to school!
Then a school project forces the students to think of compliments for all their classmates — including the Herdmans....more
I was hoping to enjoy it as much as I enjoyed "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever", but it just didn't have the same depth of meaning. Although it did make an effort at having some meaning, it was mostly a collection of crazy stories about the naughty (and sometimes quite unbelievable) antics of the Herdman children.
Some of the situations in the story require a real stretch of the imagination to accept - like a girl bringing her little brother to cla ...more
I'm sure kids think the stories are hilarious, but I found them annoying. And sad--the stories are all about the Herdman family and how these kids mess everything up or just do really crazy things, most of which are not good. But these kids c ...more
*** 3 STARS ***
I gave this book four stars, becasue I really enjoyed reading it, and I couldn't put it down! This book was so full of laughter, and it was such a gre ...more
Here's why students and teachers can enjoy this book. It's funny! It's full of moments that will get the kids groaning, laughing, and shrieking with surprise.
The kids love the Herdmans and who wouldn't they are memorable characters.
I found it to be a great read aloud for my students for the beginning of the year because it gives a great kid perspective to school and encourages kids to think about the ...more
My mother, widowed when I was three years old, taught school for forty-nine years in that same small town, and her major (indeed, only) extravagance was books. I grew up with, and quickly adopted, the notion that reading was the only way to fill up every scrap of loose time you ...more