NOBODY'S MOTHER IS IN SECOND GRADE by Robin Pulver

NOBODY'S MOTHER IS IN SECOND GRADE

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Age Range: 3 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Cassandra's mother enjoyed second grade, and would like to join Cassandra's class. She could go disguised as a plant, Cassandra suggests, and--after an evening preparing a costume- -that's what she does. The ``plant'' joins in many of the class activities: climbing during recess, she's as adept as a polebean, and she acts as Jack's beanstalk when it's time for dramatics; meanwhile, a good many other characteristics of plants (some of them amusingly shared by mothers) have been good-naturedly introduced. By day's end, Cassandra's classmates realize what the teacher has suspected all along and Cassandra's mother is invited to come again. Cassandra demurs: ``...nobody's mother is in second grade. That would be ridiculous.'' Pleasantly zany, with colorful, lighthearted illustrations that capture just the right tone. (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-8037-1210-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dial
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 1992




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