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Peanut butter and homework sandwiches, Lisa Broadie Cook ; illustrated by Jack E. Davis

Label
Peanut butter and homework sandwiches
Title
Peanut butter and homework sandwiches
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Broadie Cook ; illustrated by Jack E. Davis
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When his teacher is out sick for a week, Martin MacGregor has a difficult time with the homework assigned by the substitute teacher
Tone
Illustration
Review
  • Grades K-2 Martin MacGregor is looking forward to going to school. His teacher, cool Mr. Elliot, is bringing his pet tarantula to show his students. But instead of a spider in the classroom, the kids arrive to find a tall redhead with glasses—Mrs. Payne, the dreaded substitute—and, unlike Mr. Elliot, she isn’t cool at all. Not only that, she doesn’t much like Martin and his excuses about his missing homework. But as children will see, the dog really does eat the homework—when it’s accidently spread with peanut butter. And it’s not Martin’s fault that his mother washes his jeans with his spelling list inside. Then there’s the case of the mixed-up backpacks . . . This is a one-joke story extended over several days, but although it loses steam at the end, kids will get a kick out of the round-faced, goggle-eyed characters, drawn in ink and watercolor, who jump off the pages, and they’ll identify with a boy whose teacher just doesn’t understand. -- Cooper, Ilene (Reviewed 08-01-2011) (Booklist, vol 107, number 22, p53)
  • When a beloved teacher is replaced by a substitute for the week, Martin lives out every homework excuse in the book. On Monday, his dog eats the peanut butter and jelly off his homework...and his homework, too. He has to redo it and miss recess. On Tuesday, it goes through the wash. He writes lines and misses recess. By this time, readers will be wondering what other tragedy will befall the unlucky Martin. On Thursday, he grabs the wrong backpack and has a dolly instead of his homework. That night, his dad suggests that the morose Martin think of something interesting to research on the computer as a cure for the boring homework blues. But on Friday, his homework woes continue when a gust of wind snatches his definitions. The following Monday, Martin drags himself into the classroom prepared for something to have happened to his homework once again. But to his surprise, his teacher is back with a homework assignment that is right up Martin's alley. Davis' toothy cartoon characters are wonderfully expressive, especially the hapless Martin. The bright colors and humorous situations are certain to keep readers' attention as they try to guess what could possibly happen to Martin next. A funny riff on the ever-popular dog-ate-my-homework theme; would that every child's homework excuses were as legitimate as Martin's. (Picture book. 5-8)(Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2011)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10011896
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Lisa Broadie
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • AD650L
  • Decoding demand: 82 (very high)
  • Semantic demand: 80 (high)
  • Syntactic demand: 96 (very high)
  • Structure demand: 84 (very high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 2
Reading level
3.9
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Davis, Jack E.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Substitute teachers
  • Teachers
  • Homework
  • Schools
  • Families
  • Substitute teachers
  • Teachers
  • Homework
  • Schools
  • Family life
Target audience
primary
Label
Peanut butter and homework sandwiches, Lisa Broadie Cook ; illustrated by Jack E. Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
819896
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780399245336
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010026221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399245336
  • (OCoLC)646111878
Label
Peanut butter and homework sandwiches, Lisa Broadie Cook ; illustrated by Jack E. Davis
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
819896
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780399245336
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010026221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399245336
  • (OCoLC)646111878

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