The kids in Room 207 were misbehaving again. Spitballs stuck to the ceiling. Paper planes whizzing through the air. They were the worst-behaved class in the whole school.
So begins this quirky classic, first published in 1977 and still relevant today as a lighthearted reminder to show our appreciation to those we value. The students don’t proffer a shred of respect for their good-natured teacher Miss Nelson, but when the witchy substitute Miss Viola Swamp appears on the scene, they start to regret their own wicked ways. James Marshall’s scritchy, cartoonish full-color ink and wash illustrations are hilarious. A back-to-school perennial!
"Rarely has the golden rule been so effectively interpreted for children."--Booklist, ALA
"If all teachers looked as goofy as Mr. Marshall makes these two, the earth would never again have a truancy problem."--The New York Times
About the Author
Harry Allard is the author of many hilarious books for children, including several Miss Nelson and Stupid Family titles, all illustrated by James Marshall.
- Format: Paperback, 32 pages
- Language: English
- ISBN-13; 9780590118774