Sideways Stories From Wayside School (Wayside School #1)
There was a terrible mistake - Wayside School was built with one classroom on top of another, thirty stories high (The builder said he was sorry.) Maybe that's why all kinds of funny things happened at Wayside-especially on the thirteenth floor.
Sarah Montambo Powell
Listen, I’m not saying The Phantom Tollbooth isn’t a brilliant book…with the wit and the puns and the wit and the plays on perspective and the…wit…and the…...more
And this was my expression throughout the period when I was reading the book.
I had so many expectations from it and maybe that led to the epic fall. I so wanted to like it. I wanted another Wimpy Kid in my kitty on which I can fall back on whenever I need.
But this is no Wimpy Kid, oh hell, it sucks as intensely as the Fudge kid in Fudge-a-mania.
Here are some drudgery tales served on a please-lik...more
“Dana had four beautiful eyes. She wor...more
One particularly bizarre, hilarious passage:
"In Mrs. Jewls' class there were three children named Eric: Eric Fry, Eric Bacon, and Eric Ovens. They were known throughout the school for being fat. Eric Fry sat at this end...more
Surprisingly, I have mixed feelings for this book that the kids find so hilarious. It’s a different kind of humor that is just wacky, ir...more
A lot of my elementary school teachers liked reading to their homeroom classes during downtime, and I always loved it. This book stands out as one of my all-time favourite read-to-me-books, probably because of...more
I think Mrs.Gorf is a really mean teacher, because she turned her students into an apple, when they did nothing wrong.
January 27 , Chapter 2
Mrs. Jewls is a kind teacher, she thinks that her students are terribly cute. And she plans to give them a banana, because she thought that they look like a monkey.
February 3, Chapter 3
Joe is a boy who can't count properly.I think it's funny when he can only count backwards, but will still get the correct answer when Mr's Jewls ask him q...more
unbelievably great. it cracks me up regulary ("take a train, peanut brain!" being one of my favorite lines). children's books are fantastic bedtime readings - they are usually short, relatively simple, and - in the case of the whole wayside collection - ridiculously entertaining and clever. i fear the day this becomes a film (unless my college roommate writes and directs it) because all of the kids are such unique and well developed characters, it has to be incred...more
I found it clever, the many interesting twists and play on words, especially the one where the kid kept getting his math questions right despite doing the method wrong.
All in all, though, I did not find it for me, for...more
Each story focuses primarily on a different character so trying to lump all of the characters together into a single review category is difficult. The two character persistent throughout the book, Mrs. Jewls and Louis, are interestin...more
Sachar's gift for...more
I'm not really sure what to say about this book. It's entertaining, but very bizarre. There were so many places in this book that I just had to shake my head or shrug and say "hmmm..." to our girls. The format is novel and the characters are interesting, but very one-dimensional. We had a few chuckles reading this...more
Joe counted the potatoes. "Seven, five, three, one, two, four, six, eight. There are eight potatoes, Mrs Jewls."
"No, there are eight," said Mrs Jewls.
"But that's what I said," said Joe. "May I go to recess now?"
"No, you got the right answer, but you counted the wrong way again."
"What am I (as the class president) supposed to do?"
"It's a difficult job," said Mrs Jewls. "...more
Why isn't this book more famous? It is hilarious and clever--both my son and I loved it. I don't think it gets "pushed" by booksellers that much. Even though it was published in 1978, I had never even heard of it. My son asked me if there was a second book and I said, "Yes," and he asked if there was a third and luckily I could say, "Yes."
It kind of reminds me the "My Weird School" series (totally clueless teacher) but I liked this better. I think it must be harder th...more
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