Author: Dan Gutman
Illustrator: Jim Paillot
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published: June, 21, 2011
Genre: Children from third grade on up
Review: ebook from library
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
My Weirder School weirder than ever!
Mr. Harrison, the tech guy at Ella Mentry School, can fix anything: computers, phones, pencil sharpeners. He can also build anything, like a solar-powered umbrella. What a nerd! But when the power goes out in the school, everyone is yelling and screaming and freaking out in the dark. Can Mr. Harrison save the day?
So since I had checked out book one from the library and book two at the same time I figured even if I did not really like book one I would still read book two.
In this book we meet Mr. Harrison who is the tech guy for the school, he is also an inventor.
I don't think we will be finishing this series up. I can not stand repetitive books. In this one it is no different. We have one student who is constantly saying "oh snap" I mean honestly? Is that all you can say when someone talks to you?
When the lights go out during a special time Mr. Harrison asks some students to help him find someone who has gone missing during this time.
Now K did like how he learned about idiom which when one was used he would mention "that is an idiom mom", so I did like he learned a bit of something.
As far as name calling goes it is the normal kid stuff though my son knows we don't call folks name.
Overall is a decent book just something I don't think we will continue reading the series.
The author of over 80 books in a little over a decade of writing, Dan Gutman has written on topics from computers to baseball. Beginning his freelance career as a nonfiction author dealing mostly with sports for adults and young readers, Gutman has concentrated on juvenile fiction since 1995. His most popular titles include the time-travel sports book Honus and Me and its sequels, and a clutch of baseball books, including The Green Monster from Left Field. From hopeful and very youthful presidential candidates to stunt men, nothing is off limits in Gutman's fertile imagination. As he noted on his author Web site, since writing his first novel, They Came from Centerfield, in 1994, he has been hooked on fiction. "It was fun to write, kids loved it, and I discovered how incredibly rewarding it is to take a blank page and turn it into a WORLD."
Gutman was born in New York City in 1955, but moved to Newark, New Jersey the following year and spent his youth there.