MISS MALARKEY WON'T BE IN TODAY by Judy Finchler

MISS MALARKEY WON'T BE IN TODAY

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 5 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

A worthy sequel to Finchler and O’Malley’s Miss Malarkey Doesn’t Live in Room 10 (1995). Visions of classroom catastrophes dance in Miss Malarkey’s brain when a fever forces her to miss a day of school. Who will Principal Wiggins assign as her substitute? The ferocious Mr. Doberman, whose instructional techniques include intimidation and rigid discipline? Or will it be timorous Mr. Lemonjello, whose nervous twitch and hesitant manner make him an easy target for mischievous pupils? Convinced of impending disaster, she leaps from her sickbed to check on her students and finds a pleasant surprise waiting for her. O’Malley’s artwork, filled with humor and strong on facial expressions, conveys all the anxiety a teacher can muster as she speculates about her absence and its consequences. (Picture book. 5-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-8027-8652-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Walker
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1998




MORE BY JUDY FINCHLER

ChildrenCONGRATULATIONS, MISS MALARKEY!  by Judy Finchler
by Judy Finchler
ChildrenMISS MALARKEY LEAVES NO READER BEHIND by Judy Finchler
by Judy Finchler
ChildrenMISS MALARKEY’S FIELD TRIP by Judy Finchler
by Judy Finchler

MORE BY KEVIN O'MALLEY

ChildrenHOW THEY CHOKED by Georgia Bragg
by Georgia Bragg
ChildrenIF BEAVER HAD A FEVER by Helen Kettemen
by Helen Kettemen
ChildrenDESK STORIES by Kevin O'Malley
by Kevin O'Malley

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenSUBSTITUTE CREACHER by Chris Gall
by Chris Gall