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Anyone But Me (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo #1)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  1,377 ratings  ·  73 reviews
Katie Carew, nicknamed Katie Kazoo by the class bully, had no idea what would happen when she wished that she could be anyone but herself. But now her wish has come true, and-switcheroo!-she keeps turning into other people and even animals! What is one ordinary third-grade girl with a really extraordinary problem to do? It's a good thing Katie is resourceful and smart enou ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Grosset & Dunlap
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Oct 30, 2014 Kate added it
I read this in like 1st grade
Becky Keir Grace
Katie Carew is having a terrible day! She loses the football game for her team, and she gets mud all over her jeans. George, the class bully, teases her and calls her Katie Kazoo. She goes home and makes a wish on a shooting star to be anyone else! The next day in school a strange wind comes around Katie, and the next thing she realizes, is she is the class pat, Speedy the hamster! At first Katie panics, but then ends up getting loose from the cage. While on the run she learns something about Ge ...more
This book wasn't too bad! I think I enjoyed it even. :) (Hard to tell after reading this type of literature lots!)

I did find it very odd that Katie turned into a hamster, but now I understand, it's all part of the plot! I hope we can read a few more in this series.

March 14, 2011 Annabelle

It was good, but there were two thing that I thought were a little silly.
What's that?
Well, there's this new kid and he tells jokes. And Katie wishes herself to be a hamster.
What's silly about the jokes?
Karen Dransfield
This was a book that popped up in a group I'm on and figured I'd borrow the library copy to see what the series was like. This is the first book. It's a lovely chapter book for early reader types. It includes Katie wishing she was someone else and some sort of magic happens and it's exactly what happens. This story also covers bullying and would be a good book to share with children to get them to discuss what bullying is and how we can help kids deal with it.
Tamara the Librarian
Fun story about Katie who wishes she could be anyone but herself-- and because a shooting star was passing-- it comes true-- but Katie does not control when or what she turns into. In this book, she turns into the class hamster. Her experience as a hamster helps her figure out how to turn the class bully into a nicer person.
Michelle Johnson
What a cute little book. I would say this book is geared to early chapter readers. It's pretty easy to read without any hard concepts.

It's just a cute, wholesome book.

The book is an (unrealistic) account of bullying.

I can see children enjoying this book...and wanting more in the series.
Katie Carew is having a terrible day. She fumbled the ball and lost the game, splashed mud on her favorite jeans, and the class bully, George, has been tormenting her all day. She glibly wishes to be "anyone but me," and that's when things get crazy! The next day at school, she suddenly finds herself transformed into the class hamster, Speedy. Can Katie get back to herself and teach the bully a lesson at the same time? The illustrations definitely enhance the story portraying Katie and her frien ...more
This is an interesting book to use to talk to kids about what is really being bullied and what might simply just be teasing. Katie is being bullied at the beginning of the book which is well written through Katies actions and feelings both in School and later at home.
The next day she doesn't want to go to school and makes a wish on a shooting star that she could be "anyone but me." Well she gets her wish as she stands outside her classroom window peering in and becomes the classroom hampster. A
This book is the first in the seris Katie kazoo. It's an American seris about a girl who goes to 3rd grade. In the later books, she moves to 4th grade. Th seris is by nancy krulik, a great author. Have fun reading it!
This book is a fable of a bully. And this girl is just like me. She got made fun of, at school, every day. But not as bad as me.
Children's Literature Project
Anyone but Me is the first book in the series Katie Kazoo. In Anyone but Me, Katie is bullied by a new student named George. That evening Katie wished that she was anyone but herself. What she did not realize is at that exact moment a shooting star crossed the sky. The next day Katie was nervous about entering the school because of George. All of a sudden Katie felt a breeze and she turned into the class hamster. Now Katie had to find a way out of the cage and to turn back to herself.

Classroom U
I really enjoyed this when I was younger, but if I would have read it again now, I probably wouldn't like it as much. Hence the two star rating. It's a creative idea. Katie, the protagonist is having an awful day when she wishes to be anybody but herself. As she says this, a shooting star appears overhead and she switches bodies and turns into the class hamster. Although a series, you don't necessarily have to read them in order to understand everything (I didn't).

Overall; a pretty good series
M: It was funny that George was a bully and he was scared of a hamster.
Sep 01, 2014 Kayla added it
this is a good book series .
Cute, easy read for grade 1&2. About being teased and being friends.
Katie kazzo funny pretty normal when I started to read katie kazzo I told My mom I'm like mom can you buy me more katie kazzo books I'm starting to love it so she said yes I was so happy I was jumping up and down and I was running around with my dog brunno he's so cute he's a schnauzer he has little mustache so I read anyone but me oh' baby girls don't have cooties and more so I really really really I joyed reading nancy kruliks books
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Miz Lizzie
Apr 08, 2009 Miz Lizzie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 7-10 year olds
The first book in a popular series for grade three students who are just getting into chapter books. I found it rather mediocre but I probably would have enjoyed it at that age since I loved did-it-really-happen, switcheroo kind of magic stuff. Katie transforms the class bully into a friend after she gains some insight from spending the day magically transformed into the class guinea pig.
The main character are Katie,jermey,MR.G,Kaedem. The setting is inside and outside. Katie and her friends are osyched to in the fouurth grade! But then they get bad news -their thrid grade class has been split up! and katie was stuck with the new teacher, plus tons off homework. Thwn the magic wind strickes. Fourth grade was so gerat but not for jearmey and suzannne. I like
Jesmine Aw
Don't think that this book is a babies book just because its words are big and the book is thin. This kind of book is actually very nice. its about this girl named katie who made a wish upon a wishing star that she could someone else. Her wish came true and she is always switching identities with someone else and caused a lot of trouble.
I love this book and the moral of the story and how everything was explained . I use to read this book almost everyday, over and over again in the 3rd grade . And i still have the book somewhere . ^_^ I would recommend this book to anyone, although it's for little kids ! :D
Cute concept for new chapter book readers. I would have to read another one in the series though to determine if I like it. There was quite a bit of name calling and a girl flips her skirt up to prove that she is wearing shorts under her skirt which I thought was unnecessary.
Mar 03, 2009 Audrey is currently reading it
I never read this book. MY little sister did after she bought it at the School bookfair. All I know about it is that my sister never reads, but after she read the first book in this series, she stole my computer and went on amazon to buy the next 45 books!
My third graders loved it! And I did too, it does have a little bully problem that gets resolved in a positive way. Katie has a bad day and makes a wish that ends up coming true! One of a kind series and now all the students are looking for more of them :)
Bvlmc Buchanan Verplanck Elementary School
Katie Kazoo tames the class bully in a most unusual way after his fear of the class hamster is exposed in a single embarrassing moment. Readers enjoying the humor and premise of this story will likely clamour for more of Kaite's adventures.
Deborah Harris
AR Quiz No. 59779 EN Fiction
Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: LG - BL: 3.5 - AR Pts: 1.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP, VP
Audriana ' Ronnie
This was surprisingly good! I thought this would be right on par with those Magic Tree House books (ugh!), but it was far better. For something we picked up on the single criteria that it caught Iris' eye, not bad.
I'm glad my sister got into these books so I could try reading them too. I think they are really interesting stories because of the magic wind and what it made Katie do and learn.
Yine Katie yine başka bir olay.Bu kızın olduğu hiç bir yer güvenli değil.En sakin olan yerlerde bile bir rüzgar gelip onu bulabilir.Ve bu olduğunda hiç bir şey eskisi gibi olmaz:)
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Nancy Krulik is the author of more than 100 books for children and young adults, including three New York Times bestsellers. She is best known, however, for being the author and creator of the Katie Kazoo Switcheroo book series, which has brought her to the attention of second, third, and fourth graders nationwide.

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