Mr. Sunny Is Funny (My Weird School Daze, #2)


Summer vacation is here, and A.J. is heading to the beach for 12 weeks. No school for 2,016 hours! [A.J. may hate school, but he can count!] When Andrea (his classmate) is going to be at the beach, too, A.J. decides his life is ruined. Thankfully, Andrea has a crush on Mr. Sunny, the lifeguard who loves to build sandcastles. That gives A.J. and his friends time to figure out what they're going to do: dig their way to China? search for buried treasure? save Andrea from a shark? So much to do ...

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

A third-grader's sense of humor and curiosity come together for this fun-filled book about summer at the beach. This is an excellent choice for reluctant or remedial readers.

Content Awareness Factors:


Little Kid Reaction

"This is so funny, Mama." Our daughter loved the slapstick elements of the story and the kids' all-round silliness. When she saw the questions on the back, she immediately had to turn it upside down to get the answers, and then wanted to dig in.

Parent Reaction

Dan Gutman has kids' sense of humor and social skills nailed. This is definitely a kids-will-be-kids story, filled with funny events and some unique characters. The illustrations are "snapshots" of the various characters, so it is the story that drives the book, not the pictures. There is your typical exchange between kids (nah-nah-nah-boo-boo), but all in all it is a wholesome read.

Type of Book:
This is the second title in this illustrated chapter book series for kids learning to read.
Educational Themes:

This is a good transitional reader for kids who are moving away to text-only stories. Fast paced, funny stories will engage reluctant and remedial readers.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
6 to 10
Age of child:
Read with and by a 7-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow or buy. These are fun stories to read, and kids will relate to them. They would be an excellent choice for a classroom, school or local library.

Title Mr. Sunny Is Funny

My Weird School Daze, Book 2

Author Dan Gutman
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers © 2008
Illustrators Jim Paillot
ISBN 9780061346095
Material Hard Cover
Cost $3.99
Genres Humor
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