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Miss Nelson Has a Field Day

By Peter Lewis, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Funny twist will enthrall kids.

Book Harry Allard School 1985
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How smart of Harry Allard to throw a wrench into readers' expectations. Just when they think they have the Nelson-Swamp routine down, the two are on the same page. James Marshall gives clues throughout, with sets of twin students, in his expressive, cartoon-style illustrations. He draws a marvelously befuddled Mr. Blandsworth and a frazzled Coach; Viola Swamp is rendered in all her potato-nose, aggressive-chin glory and Miss Nelson looks like the likeable teacher every child wants.

The direct writing serves to underline both the comedy and the points taken on personal responsibility and will power.

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