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No More Nasty

3.48  ·  Rating Details  ·  33 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A wild and funny celebration of individuality!

Eleven-year-old Simon is mortified to discover that his eccentric Aunt Mattie -- with her mismatched shoes, huge flowered hat, and incorrigibly rude parrot, Runcible (whose favorite phrase is "Shut up, please!) -- is the new substitute teacher for his fifth-grade class. Before long Aunt Mattie turns the whole school on its ear
Published August 9th 2001 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Nov 12, 2008 William rated it it was amazing
This was a great book. It was about a fifth grade class that had a substitute teacher named Mrs. Maxwell. She had a great-nephew in the class named Simon, but Simon was very embarrassed about his great-aunt being the substitute. He thought she was really wacky and always wore clothes that never matched. She also had a pet parrot that she would bring into the classroom. The best part of the book was when their class wanted to win the science fair by making a machine called "The Mighty Muculent-Eg ...more
Leah W
Oct 19, 2010 Leah W rated it liked it
I gave this book 3 stars because it wasn’t my favorite book. No M ore Nasty was not my favorite because it complained all of the time. It was a very predictable book. The only subject this book talked about was the fact that Simon struggled to keep the secret about his teacher, Mrs. Maxwell being his aunt. I didn’t like this book because the vice principal was always trying to get rid of Mrs. Maxwell. It was not a good tough in the book to say that the vice principal didn’t like Mrs. Maxwell bec ...more
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Dec 12, 2012 Bailey Volek rated it liked it
No More Nasty is a pretty good book! It was an ordinary day and Mrs. Biggs wasn't at school. Simon looked at the clock it was 9:05. Nobody knew that Mrs. Biggs was ever late for class or anything. She was always at school on time. Mindy, Mandy, and Mollie had formed a circle with their desks. Mollie was listening to music on her headphones, and Mindy and Mandy were writing a story called "The Three Little Pigs." well I hope that you read this book! So far I give it a 3 star.
Oct 05, 2008 Nicole rated it liked it
This book was okay but in the book, they have a teacher that retires. When this happens Simon (the main character)is faced with his crazy Aunt Mattie as a substitute! It is kind of a little kids book but it has like 150 pages. Anyway this book is not one of my favorites!
Jun 23, 2008 Taufakat rated it really liked it
Mom had sent this to me as I began Substitute teaching in Hawaii. It gave a different perspective regarding student and teacher. It had it's funny moments. Something to read to my child someday.
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May 31, 2009 Maddie hillis marked it as to-read
I hope I will like it.
Apr 18, 2009 Amelia rated it really liked it
awesome book!!!!!!!
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Amy MacDonald is an American author of children's books. Her works include Little Beaver and the Echo, which has been translated into many languages around the world, and Rachel Fister's Blister. Her first book, a satire of Jill Krementz's children's books, was A Very Young Housewife.
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