Bound To Stay Bound

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 My teacher is an idiom
 Author: Gilson, Jamie

 Illustrator: Meisel, Paul

 Publisher:  Clarion
 Pub Year: 2015

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 135 p., ill., 20 cm.

 BTSB No: 380018 ISBN: 9780544056800
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Subjects:
 Etiquette -- Fiction
 School stories
 English language -- Idioms -- Fiction
 Human behavior -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $6.50

Summary:
Second-grader Richard finds himself in big trouble during Mind Your Manners Month when he unwittingly captures the attention of Patrick, the class clown, and Sophie, a French girl who has trouble with idioms.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.50
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 176848

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (-) (05/15/15)
   Booklist (07/01/15)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 07/01/2015 It’s Mind Your Manners Month at Sumac School, but that’s hard for second-grader Richard when his best friend, Patrick, is a jokester. When one of his pranks leaves red Jell-O splattered on the vice-principal’s shirt, and Sophie—the new student from France—calls them stupid, the trio of classmates ends up in the office. The misunderstanding becomes even murkier when Richard tries to explain the situation to Sophie using idiomatic expressions. When she starts talking about “making white cabbage,” they also learn that idioms exist in other languages as well. The idioms and humor abound throughout as Richard and Patrick suffer the consequences of Patrick’s prank by creating and delivering a report on manners in the lunch room at the next school assembly. With Patrick not one to keep his nose clean, the boys’ friendship is also tested as Patrick continues his antics. Accompanied by lively black-and-white sketches, Richard’s first-person narration lends a hand at keeping lessons on language arts and manners lighthearted. - Copyright 2015 Booklist.

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