The Day the Teacher Went Bananas

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Puffin Books, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
13 Reviews
With the new teacher in charge, everyday lessons are a little bit wilder! It's a sad moment when the kids learn that he must return to the zoo, but then they hit upon a hilariously perfect solution.

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Review: The Day the Teacher Went Bananas

User Review  - Abby Greb - Goodreads

This was not my favorite book by far. It's cute for little kiddos, but I don't think it made a lot of sense. I think the pictures are fun to look at, and the story might amuse children, but I don't think it is something I would pick to place in a lesson. Read full review

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User Review  - Deborah Harris - Goodreads

AR Quiz No. 16197 EN Fiction Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: LG - BL: 1.8 - AR Pts: 0.5 Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP, RV, VP Read full review


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About the author (1992)

James Howe was born on August 2, 1946. He attended Boston University and majored in Theater. While in elementary school, he wrote a play, some short stories and self-published a magazine. While in college, he wrote plays. His first book, Bunnicula featuring a vampire rabbit, won him a Young People's Choice Award in 1982. He wrote a series of books featuring Bunnicula which titles included "Howliday Inn," "The Celery Stalks at Midnight," and "Nighty-Nightmare." He also wrote a series of mysteries, featuring Sebastian Barth, and a series of chapter books featuring Pinky and Rex. In addition, he has written nonfiction, adaptations of classic stories, and screenplays for movies and television.

Lillian Hoban was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 18, 1925. She attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, studied dance with Martha Graham, and taught modern dance in New York and Connecticut. She also danced professionally in the 1950's. During her lifetime, she illustrated or wrote more than 100 children's books. Her first publication was a book she illustrated, Herman the Loser, written by her husband Russell Hoban, and published in 1961. She illustrated several of his books including London Men and English Men, Charlie the Tramp, Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas, and books about a badger named Frances such as A Baby Sister for Frances. After the couple divorced in 1975, she began writing and illustrating I-Can- Read-Books including Joe and Betsy the Dinosaur, Silly Tilly's Thanksgiving, and a series about Arthur the Chimpanzee and his little sister Violet. She died from heart failure on July 17, 1998 at the age of 73.

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