All bookseller links are provided so you can get more information about a book. We have affiliate relationships with Barefoot Books, Amazon.com, and Tapestry Books. All revenue generated from sales through these venues is used strictly to cover website costs and minimize donation requests and fundraising campaigns.
    OR        



Most of the reading problems faced by today's adolescents and adults are the result of problems that might have been a... More


      Printer Friendly

Click cover to buy:

MARVIN MONSTER'S TEACHER JITTERS

Author: Tabatha D'Agata

Illustrator: Ed Newmann

Reserve at the Library

Publisher: Moo Press, an Imprint of Keene Publishing,

Material: paperback

Summary: Marvin attends Grim Castle Elementary School. When Mr. Stein, his old teacher, is promoted to Assistant Principal, he hears lots of scary things about Mrs. Witchafred, his new teacher. When Mrs. Witchafred changes the class field trip, Marvin decides that he doesn't want Mrs. Witchafred as his teacher and he decides to do something about it. This is a story about understanding and accepting change.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, anytime reading, family reading, read aloud book, learning to read

Recommended Age: read together: 5 to 8; read yourself: 9 to 12

Interest Level: 6 to 9

Reading Level: 4.1

Age of Child: Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™ Also read with a 7-year-old girl.

Young Reader Reaction: The story is simple, and it is a fantasy story. The lesson is to accept change and see if the change is for the better. I rate this book a four out of ten because of simplicity.
Our 7-year-old asked us to read this several times. She loved the idea of a monster classroom and eating crunchy bugs.

Adult Reader Reaction: This is a story easily shared in one sitting or over several nights. It has humorous moments and monsters who have people-like emotions. There is a very important lesson about rumors that kids will get immediately. Although we were surprised, we didn't mind reading this one again.

Pros: This book isn’t very complicated, so it is better for younger kids. This book has good ideas.

Cons: None, although we were surprised by the reading level.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow, at least. New readers will enjoy the story.

If You Liked This Book, Try: MARVIN MONSTER'S BIG DATE   THE MONSTER TRAP   CURIO AND FRIENDS; A STORY OF CHANGE FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES

Educational Themes: In addition to talking with kids about change, the book offers the opportunity to discuss what happens when you judge someone wrongly, or worse yet, take matters into your own hands and regret the decision.

Notes: Flesch Kincaid reading level 4.1

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, fantasy

Date(s) Reviewed: October 2006, January 2009

Other Reviews:




                 

Copyright © 2003 - 2017. The Reading Tub, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Reading Tub and Turning a Page ... Opening the World are registered trademarks of The Reading Tub Inc.
No use of these trademarks is permitted without written approval of The Reading Tub, Inc.
Privacy Policy.     Site developed by Sites2BeSeen.