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Format:
Title:
Dr. Nicholas is ridiculous!
Other title(s):
Doctor Nicholas is ridiculous!
ISBN:
9780062042194

9780062042187

9781451793291

9780606318204
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York, NY : Harper, [2013]
Physical Description:
106 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series title(s):
Number in series:
#8.
Summary:
A local college professor comes to Ella Mentry School to help students learn basic history and improve their scores on a standardized test, using some very unusual techniques.
Reading Level:
Grades 1-5.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.7 1.0 159988.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.3 4 Quiz: 61437.
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Summary

Summary

With more than 12 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!

In this eighth book in the My Weirder School series, college professor Dr. Nicholas visits A.J.'s class to help the students improve their standardized test scores in history. The weird thing is, Dr. Nicholas doesn't care about the date Christopher Columbus came to America, who wrote the Declaration of Independence, or other important historical facts. She's more interested in weird information like the history of the toilet bowl! She even built a time machine to take the class on a field trip to the past and future. Who will get stuck in time? And how will they get out?

Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, Dan Gutman's hugely popular My Weird School series has something for everyone. Don't miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang.


Author Notes

Dan Gutman was born in New York City on October 19, 1955. He received a degree in psychology from Rutgers University in 1977. He started a video game magazine in 1982 called Video Games Player, which later became Computer Games. When the magazine went out of business in 1985, he decided to become a full-time writer. He wrote several non-fiction baseball books for adults, before changing his focus to non-fiction sports books for children. In 1994, he decided to switch to children's fiction. He is the author of the Baseball Card Adventures Series, My Weird School series, My Weird School Daze series, My Weirder School series, and The Genius Files series. In 2014 his title, Texas with Love, which was the fourth book in the Genius Files Series, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

Ella Mentry School failed a countywide history test and might be shut down. Zany world-famous historian Dr. Nicholas is brought in to help; she teaches the students about toilets and Barbie dolls, and they board a time-machine boat for 1776. Will A.J. and his friends pass the makeup test? The animated illustrations and silly narrative make for a diverting but frenzied read. (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.