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Parents' Guide to

Miss Nelson Is Missing

By Peter Lewis, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Top-notch tale of teacher from the dark side.

Book Harry Allard School 1977
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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Allard delivers a crowd pleaser with his rowdy students and a substitute teacher that kids love to hate. His deadpan writing style underscores his comedy; school-age kids will be laughing out loud. Marshal's expressive and colorful pen, ink, and wash illustrations escalate silliness levels; he personifies mischievousness in the kids, kindness in Miss Nelson and vileness in Swamp.

The point that runs through the story -- that you ought to treat others with respect and consideration -- is clear yet tactfully unspoken. Along with the jokes, children seem to intuitively appreciate that the story could come true.

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