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Mr. Klutz Is Nuts! (My Weird School #2)

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  2,664 Ratings  ·  162 Reviews
Never before has school been this mixed up--or this much fun

Principal Klutz was hanging upside down from the school flagpole He kissed a pig on the lips and painted his bald head orange And now he wants to bungee jump off the roof of the school dressed as Santa Claus
ebook, 112 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 2004)
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Sara Kennedy I'm an elementary school librarian and I can give you some suggestions. The Weird School Series has another series spin off called My Weirder School.…moreI'm an elementary school librarian and I can give you some suggestions. The Weird School Series has another series spin off called My Weirder School. Judy Moody has a little brother named, Stink, and he has his own funny series out geared towards boys. The Clementine Series is very funny and has a little girl in it that reminds me of a cross between Amelia Bedelia and AJ from the Weird School books. Also, another series that our boys (and girls) like are the I Survived books. They are not funny like the others but they are action packed adventures. I hope this helps! (less)
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Nov 09, 2010 ABC rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: older-kids
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Bossy Kiya (Jakiya)
Jul 04, 2011 Bossy Kiya (Jakiya) rated it it was amazing
The main character in this story was A.J and mostly this story took place at school. In this story A.J wanted to always to be rewarded when he did something correct. A skateboarding principal offers unusual incentives to his students to motivate them to learn more. I enjoyed the book it was very interesting. Mr. Klutz is nuts is about a principal that does crazy things. I liked this book because it made me laugh. My favorite part was when the principal slipped on the pencil and the next day he h ...more
Feb 14, 2016 Brenna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i would never want my princepal to do what mr klutz did.
shes to nice.
Joey Oborne
A very funny book!!! Mr. Klutz kisses a pig on the lips!!!
Jul 16, 2017 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story was about a boy who hat school. His name is A.J. But his teacher send him to principal office. when he went to principal Klutz office. He was hangout upside down. Very nice story!
Jul 14, 2017 Erica rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not my cup of tea but I can imagine a lot of little boys probably love it!
Amanda Kendall
May 19, 2017 Amanda Kendall rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bedtime
I'm not keen on how unkind the main character is, but my son thought it was very funny, particularly the pig-kissing
May 30, 2017 Coolman100 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hi I'm a kid and I really like this cool weird funny book😶😶😶
Christine Rains
Mar 20, 2017 Christine Rains rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The kids of Ella Mentry School think their principal is crazy! Mr. Klutz is goofy and has no hair. But does he really have a lot of mental problems making him do all these weird things?

A.J. and his friends try to find out what's wrong with Mr. Klutz. My six and a half year old son loved it. He wants a principal like that! And I thought the principal was clever in how he was getting the kids to learn.
Tyniece Dean
My book was about a student who keep getting in trouble so his teacher told him that was the last straw so then she sent him to the prinicpal's office.When he went in there he saw Mr.Klutz hanging upside down, he also saw a ping-pong table and video games. Mr.Klutz got down, he fell face first on the grown then Mr.Klutz ask A.J. to take a sit.Then Mr.Klutz ask A.J what happen so A.J said that Miss Daisy told him that was the last straw then A.J said he did not know what miss daisy was talking ab ...more
This series is incredibly formulaic, not that I expected much more from it. Kids like repetition, they like things with which they are already familiar. But where the first book was sometimes funny and frequently educational, Mr. Klutz is Nuts! seemed trite. Using a basic formula to outline a book is fine with me, I read plenty of formulaic series and genres. But replace 'Mr. Klutz' with 'Miss Daisy' and it could almost be the same book. Again, Mr. Klutz offers them a reward for reaching a goal ...more
KidsFiction Teton County Library
J Short Chapter Gutman

A great follow-up to book #1 in this funny series! In this story, once again main character A.J. continues to hate school and finds himself in trouble. when he gets sent to the principal's office, principal Mr. Klutz decides A.J. needs an incentive to do better in school and gives him a chocolate bar. A.J. doesn't quite "get" the lesson and tells his friends that if they too get sent to Mr. Klutz's office, they can have a chocolate bar, because he has a whole drawer full of
Jan 18, 2012 Jackie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A.J. doesn't like school and will do just about anything to get out of homework. In fact, he doesn't do it, at all. When Ms. Daisy gets fed up, she sends A.J. to the principal's office. A.J. is expecting the worst...but, Principal Klutz offers him a candy bar with the expectation that he will turn in his current events homework! Mr. Klutz is Nuts!. Soon, all the kids try to get in trouble just to get sent to the principal's office.

Then, Mr. Klutz challenges the kids to spelling contests, essay
Nov 13, 2011 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read chapter books
This is a fun story in the My Weird School series by Dan Gutman and Jim Paillot. I love that the principal is willing to go to great lengths to inspire the students and give them incentives to succeed in school.

We find these books to be quite humorous and we are slowly working our way through this series before we move on to the next one, My Weird School Daze. This was a quick and entertaining read and we are looking forward to the next book, Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy!
Apr 17, 2010 Sammi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I read the book "Mr.Klutz is Nuts"from the My weird school section. The Author and illustrator of the book is Dan Gutman and Jim Paillot.I don't really like this book, because it is too easy for me. Secondly, i hardly learn one word or a piece of information from this book except for when Mr.Klutz told A.J that sometimes people like teachers, parents or even principle would give some candy for a reward if you do good, but i already know that!!! However Mr.Klutz had gone nuts because he is doing ...more
Jun 28, 2011 Kcrosland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mr. Klutz is like a big kid he likes to ride his skateboard his scooter and his motercycle. Mr. Kluts is not like most grown ups he's a little different. Aj is a student that goes to Mr. Klutz school Aj is a kid that don't like school. He never does his homework but wants to be a hockey player when he grows up and thinks that he don't need an education to be one. Mr. Klutz is the princpale of the school and he likes to challenge his students to read a million pages in books and they did so he tu ...more
Oct 07, 2013 Jnase1 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just okay. I don't like how the principal comes off as a goof. I think adult characters, especially those in authority, should be shown respect by authors. It's becoming a very bad trend in children's literature to make "funny" books about kids making fun of parents and teachers. And these are the kinds of books we are giving our reluctant readers with the argument of "whatever gets them to read." I don't buy into that philosophy. All our kids deserve good, quality literature and there are plent ...more
Jun 27, 2010 Taliahshaw is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I Learn That Some teachers and princebles are not mean some them are nice and helpful.Like my old princeble at smothers.That princeple was mean.I dont know why she just was.i think she was mean because she want us to know that she dont play.That she want us to get our work done and not play with her.But one day she walk in the school with a smile on her face and speaking to everybody.I was happy then she change.It was almost time for kids to go home and then she said if everybody dont bring in t ...more
Ahmad Hassan
Jul 08, 2010 Ahmad Hassan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book is good because I learned that people do weird things for weird reason.Like their principal does all these weird insensitive for nothing .Then one day it got to far .There principal was putting his life in danger .The principal Mr.Klutz start doing weird things when the kids do little motivations.The students found out the principals was overboard when he said if the kids reads to their parents for more than a million minute before the break he will jumped off the roof of the school dr ...more
Edward Creter
This second foray into the Weird School Curriculum has AJ trying to help--yes, HELP!--his own principal, who has threatened to jump off the school house roof unless the kids perform the impossible--1000000 math equations from the entire class in one month! This does not "add up" and has caused "long divisions" with AJ and his friends. Then Brainy Andrea comes up with the idea to save the principal from himself. (Why must it be the girl who saves the guy? LOL, sorry, ladies.) Or is it a plot for ...more
Lubianka Carrillo
This story is about a boy named A.J which goes to school with his friends named Emily, Michael, Ryan, and Andrea who go to a school that has a principal that’s named Mr.Klutz who I think is nuts. My opinion is that Mr. Klutz is nuts because he kissed a pig. My evidence is on page 59 which says When he bent over and kissed the pig on the lips the school went crazy. The person who should read this is my sister, she is 5 years old and in kindergarten. The reason why she read this book is because sh ...more
Jun 27, 2011 Kyree rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kyree
Mr Kluts was like a big kid, he liked to do fun things like ride his skate board, online skates or his scooter. He didn't act like grown ups. Mr. Kluts was the principal that made learning fun for his students. He would chanllege his students to do things like read a million books or do a million math problems and when they did it they could have parties or turn the gym into a arcade. The students thought Mr.Kluts was nuts but he was only getting them to learn in a fun way even if it took hurtin ...more
Jun 16, 2008 Alamoliz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Second grade teachers, parents of second graders, struggling readers, librarians
This series is a must-have for elementary school libraries and all second grade classrooms. Mr. Klutz, the beloved principal, just may kill himself with all of his crazy incentives for reading, spelling, doing math problems, and anything else he can think of. He's climbing the flagpole, kissing pigs, and even threatening to jump off the school building with a bungee cord! SOMETHING has to be done!

A.J., our narrator, speaks like the average second grade boy: "After water sliding, eating all that
May 16, 2013 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s, 2013
A perfect introduction of series chapter books for students ready to move from picture books to chapter books. The characters are silly, the kids are fun, and the lesson in nice and perfect for younger elementary school students. Kids who love The Black Lagoon series will enjoy this next step; fans of the My Weird School books will enjoy Sideways Stories From Wayside School.
Dallas Otigba
I thought this was a absolutely fantastic book.I think Mr.Klutz is really weird. He kept giving rewards and doing totally dangerous things. If the school principle at my school will throw a chocolate party, if we did work to the extreme. I will work every chance I get. Even though my schedule is very busy, I can squeeze it in. I believe this book will be great to read as a class book or an individual. It is a very amazing and interesting story. if you like unexpected things you will this book. H ...more
Mr. Klutz is not your normal school principal. To help encourage learning in his school, he skateboards, gets run up the flagpole, he kisses a pig! After he volunteers to jump off the school roof to promote reading, the students begin to wonder about Mr. Klutz- if he continues these crazy stunts, someone may end up hurt!

This is a fun book (and series) that flips the idea of authority on its head. Many schools have had principals do crazy stuff to encourage students, so I think many kids would id
Nov 19, 2008 Daniel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens-books
This book didn't do anything for me! I rated it three stars only because it did make my boys laugh on occassion while I read it to them out loud at night.

What I, as an adult, sensed here, was an author trying to be funny and clever, but not quite succeeding. Too many times as I read I was waiting for a line that was funny, or a moment that was poignant, but rarely did I get it.

This is the sort of book that one reads because it looks like it might be interesting, but you never go back to it. Havi
Jul 08, 2011 Faith is currently reading it
i like the book it is really funny he does all this crazy stuff so the kids will thinkhe is cool andhe tell them stuff like if you do 1 millon mathprobloms i will kiss a pig and we will have a choclate party kiss a pig really that is not cool andi was funny that he did i like this book he loves doing crazy things i guss he did it for the hole school he was i a turky costume and was on a pogp stik and pogo stiking all the way down main st i love this book because of the caracters and the settin a ...more
Jul 04, 2015 Cecelia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mr. Klutz is the principal. Mr. Klutz says if they can do a million math problems he will kiss a pig. If they can read a million pages with their parents then he will dress up as a chicken and hop on a pogo stick up and down Main Street. If the kids write essays about election day Mr. Klutz will climb the flag pole. But, he doesn't get to the top, his foot gets caught in the string that he was holding on the way up and he was hanging upside down.
Apr 26, 2009 Shelli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dan Gutman understands young reader’s humor and has created a fantastic book formula to draw in even the most reluctant of readers. The My Weird School series is perfect for students to practice their reading skills with its repetitive yet hysterical narrative and story lines. But don’t mention that part to your kiddos, they might run away in fear they could learn something. A must have collection for any grade school library or classroom!
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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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