Clever and unique, funny and imaginative ... plenty to enjoy here!

Summary:

The Wayside School is a very interesting place. Let's start with the fact that there are 30 floors and they were accidentally built sideways. Each floor tells the story of someone at the school. There's Mrs. Gorf, who turns students into apples if they do something she doesn't like. There's Joe, a student who struggles with counting, Sharie, who falls asleep if she isn't looking outside. And so on, through 29 students. The last story is by a student named Louis who, being stuck inside during a blizzard, decided to write this story. 


BTSYA / Teen Reader (14):
There were a lot of things that I like about this book. I love how creative each story was and the fantasy elements, such as students turning into apples, turning mosquito bites into numbers, and ice cream the flavor of each person. Each story is unique, but they are connected and that continues throughout. I wished the book was longer because of how creative it is. It is only 126 pages long, which makes it a fast read.

I recommend Sideways Stories from Wayside School to all ages because of how fun and interesting this book is to read.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Lots of laugh-out-loud humor will engage readers in what goes on at Wayside School. The premise is unique, as are the creative turns of events! A definite read aloud for family sharing!

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Type of Book:
This is a humerous fantasy about the students and teachers at a school that was built sideways.
Educational Themes:

Read this for fun. The stories present some unique, creative ideas, such as each person being a flavor of ice cream. Have some fun: ask everyone in your family to pick a flavor for themselves and for another family member. 

Reading Level:
3.3
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
10 and Up
Age of child:
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™ . Reviewer's Age: 14
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a book you can read from beginning to end and then go back and re-read your favorite "stories."

Title Sideways Stories from Wayside School
About

Wayside School, Book 1

Author Louis Sachar
Publisher Bloomsbury USA Childrens © 2010
ISBN 9781408801727
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Humor
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