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Mystery Club

(Mr. Wolf's Class #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  365 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Another charming and funny adventure in the Mr. Wolf's Class series!

Mr. Wolf's students are settling into their new classroom, and Randy, Aziza, and Margot realize they have some questions:1. What happened to Aziza's favorite Frisbee?2. Is the girls' bathroom really haunted?3. Where is Mr. Greens, the teacher who disappeared? To answer these questions, the three friends st
Paperback, 160 pages
Published February 26th 2019 by Graphix
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In this one we have naughty kids, birthdays and awesome pizza, and a mystery club. I really liked the idea of the mystery club, but I wasn't a fan of the kids just wandering through the school and making excuses. And that none of the teachers (nor the principal) cared. Wow... And when the kids went home one just got out of the car and ran away. WTF?
Lol at the kids not liking the cubbies but wanting lockers and then saying that they need lockers because things happen... which wouldn't happen if
the humor fits mine, kind of a dark - middle - school humor. i love it.
I really like Steinke's playful sensibility. I enjoyed Big Plans, and bought a bunch of his Mr. Wolf zines for a teacher friend, and dug those as well when I read them.

He lives in Portland, hence the local interest tag.

Here, he turns his anecdotal teacher story work into a longer form graphic novel, packaged for kids. In some ways, I missed some of the wink-wink qualities of the zines, but I'm not sure I could pinpoint exactly how this feels different... Maybe it's that I remember those zines
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's cute. I'm hoping the characters develop more over time. ...more
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Super-cute and full of adventure, MYSTERY CLUB is a great comic for reluctant or new readers in elementary school. Featuring a class of animals and their antics, this is a fun comic that is easy to get into. Each chapter features its own connected story, such as the formation of the Mystery Club, their attempt to solve the mystery of a missing teacher, and the finding of all the balls and frisbees that disappeared during recess in
John Isaacson
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Stephen Connor
A fairly thin follow up to the outstanding first in the series. The class are trying to solve various mysteries, answering questions such as: where did Mr Greens go? and: ‘What happens to all the balls that get thrown over the fence?’

There’s not as much of Mr Wolf here, which is a shame.
I really enjoy this series. The student feel genuine even if they look like wildlife.
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book has a great moral: when it comes to solving mysteries, adults can't be trusted. ...more
tony dillard jr
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
It’s a rainy Friday for the students of Hazelwood Elementary. But that doesn’t stop Mr. Wolf’s class from having a ton of fun. Randy is busily preparing for the sure to be epic birthday party at Intergalactic Pizza Castle. Abdi is trying to devise a way to retrieve his lost soccer ball. The girls bathroom might be haunted. And the newly formed Mystery Club is all abuzz about what happened to their beloved previous teacher, Mr. Greens.

But perhaps the most perplexing mystery is who or what is behi
Mr. Wolf has settled into his role as a teacher in a school in the Pacific Northwest in this second graphic novel featuring his diverse classroom. Randy invites everyone to her birthday party. The students are insistent on having lockers instead of cubbies for storage purposes, and they are curious as to whatever happened to their former teacher, Mr. Greens, as well as the whereabouts of various balls and Frisbees. All the little stories connect in some way, and the students even form a mystery ...more
Raine Villanueva
Oct 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
The titular class at Hazelwood Elementary is having a fun science activity where his students are going to make their own model solar system. Randy is inviting them to their birthday party, Abdi is nearly messing up the classroom, and some of the girls are making their own mystery club to solve the mysteries, such as the disappearance of a teacher and things that are lost like the soccer ball and frisbee.

Some thoughts:
*This was my first Mr. Wolf's Class book. At first, Randy is a boy, but I didn
May 20, 2019 rated it liked it
This colorful, good-natured, and inclusive comic book series is a lot of fun. Kids will most certainly find things to relate to in Mr. Wolf's at-times hyperactive classroom, and adults will have their memories jogged.

I laughed out loud to the references about the haunted girls' restroom, and wished there had been more about it in the comic, honestly. My elementary-school class also had a haunted bathroom, or so we thought, and it's ridiculous how much time we spent telling stories about the ter
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There are still mischievous rats all over school, but Mr. Wolf has found his groove and the fourth-grade students are more comfortable with each other. Randy, Aziza and Margot make a club to solve some mysteries: What happened to Mr. Green (their teacher last year)? Is the girl’s bathroom haunted? Where is Aziza’s frisbee? The whole class is excited to go to Randy’s pizza birthday party and Abdi is determined to retrieve the balls that have been lost over the school yard fence. This second volum ...more
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'm book talking this on Monday. Here's my book talk. I started with a coworker's base, but it was too short so I added and revised it.

How many of you like graphic novels? That’s great! This is a graphic novel mystery, and I love the author’s name. Who wouldn’t want to read a book by someone who’s last name sounds so close to Stinky?

Settling into a new classroom with teacher Mr. Wolf, Randy, Aziza, and Margot, Hazelwood Elementary students, start a mystery club to investigate three mysteries.
Emily Masters
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This elementary graphic novel is cute- I love that the characters are diverse (a duck in hijab, a cat with two mommies) but I wish that they were human. There are so many children’s books where the characters are “diverse”, but they’re animals. Kids deserve to see themselves as the characters instead of as animals who share some of their traits? That said, those traits and families were included, which is a great step. The storyline was a little meandering; it’s very vignette-y but overall ties ...more
I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about these books that make me slightly uncomfortable... maybe it’s the students running rampant around the school or their slightly disrespectful/shaming nature towards each other at times. I get that that stuff happens, especially at school, but books are opportunities for teachable moments to show kids a different way to approach situations. Don’t get me wrong, the stories are fun and the characters/their backgrounds are diverse. I enjoyed readin ...more
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This graphic novel was seriously adorable! As a teacher, I am trying to expand my knowledge of children (2-5 grade) and middle grade books. This was a fun read which had relatable characters and families that children would be able to connect with. The art style alone drew me into checking this out from the library. I will be picking up more from this author in the future!

Update: I did not realize this was book 2 in the series. That would explain why it took me a while longer to understand the c
As with the first instalment of Mr Wolf’s Class, this is full of scenarios that I’m sure plenty of teachers will be able to relate to. It has even more mayhem and kids being kids, both at school and birthday parties. My favourite thing about this is that we learn more about the kids; those that cause mischief, those that are more nervous, and those that like solving mysteries. The illustrations themselves are as good as the first book, with bright colours and funny little details, which makes me ...more
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A completely biased review: Right?
I work with the author and I am #1 dork-fan of his work. Totally biased.
He is an amazing teacher - and an amazing author/illustrator...but even with my star-struck blinders on - I love this series - he gets kids, he puts his heart into his work and you can sense his passion for teaching with a sense of humor and grounded reality in both his Mr Wolf graphic novels!!
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
I volunteer at my local library, reading to a 9-year-old girl who is new to English and struggling with reading. I read this book with her over a few Zoom video calls and she very much enjoyed it. In fact, she enjoyed this book so much that she was inspired to borrow two others from this series from the library and read them. She also borrowed this one from the library to read it again. She liked the book's humour and graphic novel format. I appreciated the book's inclusivity. ...more
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Bold and cheerful drawing style. Simple layout and clear text bubbles make it easy and fun to read. Kids will be drawn to the idea of forming a friendship club to understand everyday mysteries. Lovely follow up to the first installment of this series, but can be read as a stand alone. Applause for the diverse characterizations of students and their families. Recommend for 6+ to 10.
Mar 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-books
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I'm tearing up... This was a half way dissapointment. I hunted this book and waited until it came out, and I got 😢
Of course the original is hard to beat but this was pretty disgraceful. It felt much shorter and chunkier than the other. Maybe I wasn't in the mood for this, I don't know.
Being cute and sweet but overall a disappointment, 3rd book, redeem yourself!!!
Beatrice Fox
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
aA fantastic little world. I love classroom worlds and this one is great. Very modern too. It's nice that it focuses on the female students of the 4th grade class and their little club. Plus I like the different backgrounds they each have. It's a great little world to run around in. The girls definitely underestimate the adults...which is great!
A somewhat flat, and droll story of three classmates in Mr. Wolf's class at Hazelwood Elementary School who start a mystery club. One of the classmates invites the entire class to her birthday party at the local pizza parlor. Some science facts are included throughout the story, and a rat problem exists at the school, and pizza parlor. ...more
Allison Renner
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I read the first Mr. Wolf book late last year and loved it, so I bought the set for my school’s library. Of course I had to make sure the 2nd and 3rd were just as good before letting the students check them out! I think the elementary students will love these because the illustrations are great, the stories are realistic but interesting, and graphic novels are always a hit here!
Karen Johnson
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you've read my other reviews in this series, you'll know already that I really like it and find it a worthwhile addition to a classroom library.

This one is good (4*), but not quite as good as the Lucky Stars - #3 in the series, or the first book. That means those were 4 1/2 or 5*

Highly recommend.
May 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Grades 2-5
Colorful and realistic, the kids in Mr. Wolf's class are trying to solve some mysteries this time. They want to figure out what happened to their teacher from the previous year as well as the missing playground equipment some kids brought to play with. Kids will enjoy this book if they like school situations and comics. The characters are all animals. Recommended for Grades 2-5. ...more
Like this one even better than the first. And of course I love to support a teacher/graphic author. Really does know 4th and 5th graders, but I'm sure I'll have 1st to 3rd graders wanting this a the library.
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
A few things are concerning about this series. Why are they okay with rats infesting everywhere? Why was there not all-out panic when a kid disappears in the first book? I mean, it's fine and all, but maybe have some concern. Whatevs, cute story, good hi/low potential ...more
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