The Day the Teacher Went Bananas

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Penguin Group USA, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
15 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

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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

Review: The Day the Teacher Went Bananas

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This is a funny book for adults. I'm not sure my 4 year old realizes how funny it is. I especially love the look on the Gorilla's face when the principal comes in and says, "There has been a terrible ... Read full review


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About the author (1992)

James Howe was born in Oneida, New York on August 2, 1946. He attended Boston University and majored in theater. Before becoming a full-time author, he worked as a literary agent. His first book, Bunnicula, was published in 1979. It won several awards including the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award and the Nene Award. He is the author of more than 90 books for young readers including the Bunnicula series, the Bunnicula and Friends series, the Tales from the House of Bunnicula series, Pinky and Rex series, and the Sebastian Barth Mystery series. His other works include The Hospital Book , A Night Without Stars, Dew Drop Dead, The Watcher, The Misfits, Totally Joe, Addie on the Inside, and Also Known As Elvis.

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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