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Ms. Hannah Is Bananas! (My Weird School #4)

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Ms. Hannah wears dresses made out of potholders and collects garbage instead of throwing it out. Plus she's making A.J. be partners with smelly Andrea. This is the worst art class ever!
Paperback, 96 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by HarperCollins Childrens Book Group (first published 2004)
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I Really like this book it is a great book for kids to read.the main charters in the book is hannah,aj,andrea,emily,mr.klutz,micheal,rayn.The 1st chapter is about how aj dont like andrea young.he dont like her because she is annoying and she complain about everything and also she thinks she knows everything just because her mother is a famous.MY opinion about Andrea Young is that she is a entellgent person i like her persontily thats my opinion about her.The 2 chapter is aboutwhen the kids wher ...more
Tweety Bird
May 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
ms. hannah wears dresses made out of potholders an collects garbage instead
Kesley Taylor
This book would be fun for young children in school because they will be able to relate to having a teacher. It will also keep the children's attention with the crazy things that happen in the story.
Jun 17, 2011 rated it liked it
This is number four in the My Weird School series, but I understood what I was reading without reading the books in order. AJ, the main character, is in second grade. In this installment of the series he has art class with Miss Hannah, an eccentric lady who never throws anything out. I think AJ says things that aren't nice (about school and his classmate Andrea). Overall, this is a pretty funny book and the ending is really sweet.
Apr 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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!
Meh. I wish the characters didn't say things like 'shut up' and 'I hate you' to each other, but I can see how they appeal to the target age group.
Oct 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I think that Ms Hannah is bananas alright.
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Mrs Hannah is art teacher. But Mrs Hannah were dresses made out of pot holders and collects garbage instead of throwing it out. Not only that she can make art out of garbage stuff. She's making A.J be partners with Andrea! A.J thinks this is the worst class ever.
Fun story!
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lots of funny moments and good lessons on appreciating art and its wide variety.
Fatma Akyürek Aytekin
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Edward Creter
This fourth book in the saga of Weird School has second grader AJ still having lousy thoughts of girls as so mega-superior that they must be belittled at all costs, especially Andrea, the brain he despises because 1) she's a girl, which is already sad in my humble (ahem) opinion and 2) she's a SMART girl, and better in every way as a result. (Sorry, AJ, but face facts, you're a boy and Andrea is too much of a woman for you to compete with, hah!). Then Ms. Hannah arrives, a woman in every aspect ...more
Jul 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-edition
This one finds the principal (Mr. Klutz) offering candy to the kids, just if they can avoid fighting for the day. A bit of a let-down from the previous books, which had "incentives" offered if the kids were able to learn things, solve problems, read, etc. In other words, the "incentives" were a reward for some special achievement -- not merely for doing what one should be doing in the first place.

Plus, Gutman is having to push the "hatred" between A.J. and Andrea a bit too much. Initially, it w
Msjennifers Corner
Sep 10, 2013 rated it liked it
While I am finding the story entertaining and I understand that this is supposed to be written as a second grader the poor grammar is bothering me. ("me and Andrea said" should be "Andrea and I" said.)I also find it slightly disturbing that no one says anthing to these kids when they are blatantly rude to other children and adults. I am not saying kids don't behave that way. In fact, as a children's librarian I see this and worse BUT if a child answered my question and added a "duh" to the end o ...more
Dec 15, 2011 rated it liked it
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 thought this was a fun introduction to different types of artistic expression and I love that Ms. Hannah makes art from reclaimed and unwanted items.

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. This was a quick and entertaining read and we are looking forward to the next book, Miss Small Is off the Wall!.
Macai Guest
this book ms.hannah is bananas is about aj and the gang meeting there new art teacher.Aj always hated art because he could not draw antything good so he finds out that his art teacher doesnt throw anything away.So aj and the gang and andrea and emily decide to do something nice and clean up her room.But that plan went wrong aj and andrea cant stop fighting so mr.klutz the princible said that if they stop fighting they could have a candy bar. So they all go to ms hannahs room to clean up but aj d ...more
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Hannah is the art teacher and the boys think something's up with her. She makes garbage into art. She takes them to the art museum and A.J. sit's on soup boxes. The guards come and get him because it was art. A.J. Didn't understand. Ms. Hannah says they can go outside, enjoy a snack, and have some fresh air. When they get back they make friendship pictures. A.J. Has to work with Andrea. They get into a fight and Ms. Hannah sends them to Mr. Klutz's office and he says he will give them each a ...more
Jul 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Ms. Hannah is the art teacher at AJ's school. She doesn't throw away anything. She makes it into art. Even when AJ blew his nose, she added it to her ball of newspaper. She didn't even have a trash can in her art room. It was a big mess in the art room because she didn't throw anything away. One day in art class AJ and Andrea had to work together to make a friendship picture. Their friendship picture was of a butterfly skateboarding because AJ likes skateboarding but he doesn't like butterflies, ...more
Jan 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Ms. Hannah is Bananas is part of My Weird School series. It is about a boy named A.J. and his disliking of art. His new art teacher Ms. Hannah is very strange and collects garbage. She thinks that EVERYTHINH is art, and encourages all types of art. Although A.J. cannot stand art, by the end of the book he had found a type of art that he did appreciate! It is a fun book for a read-aloud. Good for early chapter book readers as well.
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If your child is between the 2-4 grade levels this is a wonderful, silly, chapter book that could help with transition from picture books to chapter books. This book is wrote through the eyes of A.J. A.J. struggles with others in his class and the fact that he must take art. "Art is stupid", is his favorite line. The comedy and silliness of this book will keep the child intrigued.
Oct 10, 2008 rated it liked it
This book was amazing!This book is called Ms.Hannah Is Bananas!The main characters in this book is A.J.Ms.Hannah,and Andrea.Ms.Hannah wears dresses that is mad out of potholders and collects garbage and does not throw it away.The worst part about everything is Ms.Hannah is making A.J. partners with Andrea.A.J. does not want to,because she smells bad.

Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
mrs. hannah is saving trash like crazy they want to throw it away but they know that they will get in trouble then i crashed into all the work my teamates have built and the problem was that mrs. hannah was coming and mr. klutz then they walked in and then i said we made a moving stauth then she said that it was awsome
Samantha Garlock
Nov 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sydney
we do enjoy this series a great deal. the author's ablitly to include the reader in the character's misadventures, and i love aj's ablity to overlook andrea's short comings as "a know it all" and emily's being a huge "cry baby" to still include them in his schemes...this makes them more lovable and childlike
May 28, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens, funny
Ms Hannah, the art teacher, is bananas. She won't throw anything away. She recycles all her garbage into art, and has the garbage man bring her stuff.

A.J. and Andrea make performance art together, but they still hate each other.
Apr 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
This series has been great for my second grader who didn't want to read. They are funny enough that I like to listen to him read out loud and interesting enough to him that he brings the book to me to read. Wish I could get more at our local library.
Apr 07, 2011 rated it liked it
The art teacher considers garbage to be art and can't throw anything away. Does she have a problem?

Some if it was laugh out loud funny, but the ending should have been better.

Don't let your child read this if you have problems with words like "Stupid" and "Dumbhead."
Apr 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Ms. Hannah, Ella Mentary School's art teacher, must be bananas! She wears a dress made of potholders she bought on eBay and doesn't own a trash can! She says there is no such thing as garbage, that everything can be turned in to art! Bananas!
Anne M.
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Elise loves these books -- she is 9.
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
i like the part when they had to use dirty garbage to make their science project. it stinked the whole class up.
Oct 15, 2010 added it
It was very intersting. It was weried that she dosent have a garbage can and has a news papper ball.
Apr 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
it was amazing very funny.....i love it plxxxx everyone read these series they were great!!!
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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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