I read this for our Gr 4 Battle of the Books. At first I thought it was just a cute story. It would make a great read aloud. As a matter of fact, I think I will read it to my class! As I read though, I realized all kinds of little things that are brilliant!
- the book has 30 chapters. Each chapter is its own story. The school has 30 stories/floors too.
- there is a character in the book that has the same name as the author. He is the guy that fixes everything. He is a great resource for all sorts of problems. The first chapter says he is the yard teacher. What is a yard teacher?
- chapter 17 doesn't seem to make any sense....until you read it backwards, paragraph by paragraph.