|Mr. Wolf's class (Mr. Wolf's class)|
Author: Steinke, Aron Nels
Book 1--Mr. Wolf has just started teaching fourth grade at Hazelwood Elementary and he's got his hands full with his new class as he navigates the everyday (and unexpected) ups and downs of his classroom. In graphic novel format.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.10
Points: .5 Quiz: 197780
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 3.30
Points: 3.0 Quiz: 75134
Kirkus Reviews (+) (03/15/18)
School Library Journal (05/01/18)
The Hornbook (00/07/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 05/01/2018 Gr 2–5—Life in Mr. Wolf's fourth grade classroom is ever changing. Feeling pleased with himself one moment and on the verge of panic the next, Mr. Wolf maintains composure while keeping up with the schedule and dealing with one particularly alarming event. This first book in a new series, based on the author's webcomic, is funny and appealing. Steinke adds hilarity to typical classroom scenarios: rats run away with lunches, and a student asks, "Which do you like better—ice cream or farts?" Children will identify with the distinctly rendered, expressive students. The images are simple and easily understood. With basic dialogue, a soothing setting, and no more than six frames per page, this book is ideal for new chapter book readers and older struggling readers. VERDICT A popular pick for public and elementary schools. Kids will anxiously await the next funny adventure at Hazelwood Elementary.—Gaye Hinchliff, King County Library System, WA - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 05/15/2018 It’s the first day of school at Hazelwood Elementary, specifically in new teacher Mr. Wolf’s fourth-grade classroom. We stick with the anthropomorphized animal teachers and students from Mr. Wolf’s classroom all the way through end-of-the-day cleanup and the students’ bus ride home, witnessing charmingly familiar moments along the way: Sampson has to go to the bathroom REALLY badly, Aziza has a hard time showing her work at math, Randy takes a survey on whether people prefer ice cream or farts, and new student Margot makes a good friend on the way home. Credibly, students are by turns playful, thoughtless, rude, and kind, and readers even get a glimpse into the ups and downs of a teacher’s day, especially when the exhausted Penny falls asleep in a library box and disappears until recess. With calm intelligence and amusing, accessible realism, Steinke creates a cast in which any young reader will immediately find someone to embrace and a world that’s invitingly recognizable. Friendly figures and compositions that favor flow over flash make the cartooning equally inviting. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.