Classroom Lessons: Yoko and Friends School Days

Summary:

Like all great teachers, Mrs. Jenkins has extra-sensory perception. The Franks brothers perpetuate a series of mishaps in class that they find humorous, but the victims do not. When Mrs. Jenkins asks everyone to pick a partner for square dance practice, will anyone dance with the Franks?


Young Reader (6):
Our daughter picked this from the school library "because it's pink and has bubble gum on it." It was the first item out of the bookbag, and despite having sat all day, she asked us to read it right away. There were several times in the story where we paused for an "uh-oh" and observations about various character's behavior.

Parent Perspective:
Bravo! Although this isn't a story we'll read every night, it is nice to read and has an important message. The author does a superb job offering events that help younger children distinguish humor from bullying.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This is an excellent book to share with pre-readers, and a fun book to partner read with older children.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Type of Book:
This is a combination picture book / early reader with a great back-to-school message.
Educational Themes:

This is a story that gives children a front-row seat to learn about (or offer solutions for) bullying, friendship, respect, and life at school.

Reading Level:
2.8
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Shared with 6-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is perfect for the school or public library. You will definitely want to read it with your child, but the message is one that is best reinforced with a variety of books.

Title Bubble-Gum Radar
About

Yoko And Friends School Days series

Author Rosemary Wells
Publisher Disney-Hyperion, Disney Book Group © 2002
Illustrators Jody Wheeler
ISBN 9780786807222
Material Hard Cover
Cost $9.99
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