STUART GOES TO SCHOOL by Sara Pennypacker
Kirkus Star

STUART GOES TO SCHOOL

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Age Range: 6 - 9

KIRKUS REVIEW

Worrywart Stuart is back and he has something to worry about in this excellent sequel to Stuart’s Cape (2002). It’s his first day of school and there is no end to his worries: Will the kids make fun of his clothes? What if he’s the shortest kid? What if he gets stuck in the bathroom? And, the worst, where did his mother find the “plaid hurt-your-eyes pants and cowboy shirt”? Luckily for our hero, he still has his magic handmade cape, made of stapled neckties. Though he still can’t quite control the magic, it does provide him with plenty of adventures. Stuart’s cape has a mind of its own and readers will gasp with sympathetic embarrassment when Stuart’s pants and shirt disappear, he’s surprised to find himself in the teachers’ room, and his pencil manages to create reality in its own hilarious way. Never does Pennypacker underestimate her readers and Matje’s naïve cartoon illustrations capture Stuart’s youthful angst to a tee. Precocious readers looking for clever and unusual situations will not be disappointed. Hilarious and clever. (Fiction. 6-9)

Pub Date: July 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-439-30182-3
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Orchard/Scholastic
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 2003




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