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Something weird is going on. Miss Daisy, who teaches second grade, doesn't know how to add or subtract. Not only that, she doesn’t know how to read or write either. She is the dumbest teacher in the history of the world! ...

Title : Miss Daisy Is Crazy!
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ISBN : 9780060507008
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 96 Pages
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Miss Daisy Is Crazy! Reviews

  • Acjerome2002
    2019-07-04 19:11

    I really dislike these books, but my 6-year-old loves them and keeps bringing them home from the school library.I'm trying not to be a grouch, but the main character AJ has a really snotty, negative attitude. Many things are dismissed as "weird", "dumb", "annoying" or "boring". I would not be happy if my sweet impressionable son starting talking like that all the time.Also, did I miss a memo somewhere that the rules of grammar changed since I left school (it wasn't THAT long ago was it)? WRONG: "me and the guys went to the beach" RIGHT: "the guys and I went to the beach". This mistake was made consistently throughout this book and others in the series, and it drives me crazy to keep editing as I read aloud to the kids. Maybe book editors think it is cute and reflects the way kids actually talk, but I can't stand it, even if it does make me sound extra grouchy.

  • Bellezza
    2019-07-04 16:59

    We've been reading a lot of Dan Gutman books in our school because he made a special guest appearance as an author/speaker yesterday. These books are funny, especially appealing to kids, and in the same manner as Junie B. Jones only for boys. Don't let the illustrations put you off (as they did me) as being unappealing; the text is really quite hilarious. Reluctant readers will especially enjoy this Weird School Series.

  • Cicely
    2019-06-28 15:56

    This was recommended to me by the Barnes & Noble sales associate that said the series was popular right now. I have a 1st grade, 7 year old son who reads relatively advanced; I was looking for a bit of a challenge but still having a few pictures and what not. The reading was not difficult for him; however, after reading the first few chapters he told me there was a lot of "bad words" in this book. Mind you, he thinks words like "stupid," "shut up," and the alike are bad words. But regardless, I saw what he was talking about when I opened the book and saw the chapter title was "Dumb Miss Daisy..." If this is something that flies in your home, then it might be a good book for your child; however, calling a teacher dumb is considered very inappropriate for our family. I didn't look at this book close enough and was disappointed. Maybe it could work for a student a bit older, but I didn't like it for my 7 year old. I am discovering it is difficult to find good, relatively clean but not cheesy series these days!

  • Aidan
    2019-07-04 15:17

    I learned AJ likes football, and he said football players were dummies. My favorite part is when he asks one of the football players, "do you like knocking people on their butts?" That was really funny.

  • Janet Blowers
    2019-07-02 15:05

    This book is the first book in this series that my youngest daughter, Claudia is reading. Actually she finished it first and loved it so much she wants to buy the whole series. It was really cute how the teacher, Miss Daisy pretends not to know how to read or write or do math, and she has the kids teach her using their favorite subjects. Everyone thinks Miss Daisy is Crazy, but she comes up with some great ways to teach the kids using football and video games. She gets the kids to read a million pages so they can rent the school for one night and turn it into a video arcade, the best part is the kids think it was all their idea. I think I might read the whole series too. Really cute the way the kids are very reall life in the book.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-06-25 19:03

    I was impressed - I'm skeptical of series-books, especially ones with rhyming titles and dippy cartoons - but this was awfully sweet without being nauseating. It's a good high-interest, easy read for reluctant readers who will enjoy being smarter than the narrator and other characters. It's about a level L on Guided Reading - read-a-loud to kindergartners or first graders, and independent reading for 2nd or low 3rd.

  • Taylor
    2019-07-04 16:06

    THis book is laugh out loud funny.It's is in a seires, so there is more rolling on the ground coming.

  • Dawn
    2019-06-26 18:21

    Students and I enjoy reading this one in class. They love that the teacher is not so smart.

  • Olivia
    2019-07-18 17:55

    I think that Miss Daisy is very crazy.

  • Stacie
    2019-06-27 15:08

    This was a funny story! I read this out loud to a third grade class and they loved it!

  • Emily
    2019-07-18 18:01

    Overall Review: This ended up being a super fun kids’ book! The second grade kids have started school, but their teacher doesn't know how to read, write, spell, or do arithmetic! Not only that, there's a rumor there's a dungeon (principal says it's on the third floor)! So, plans are laid to buy the school and set it up as a video game arcade! The principal and teachers turn that desire into something fun and rewarding for everyone. My kids loved it and there were some great lessons taught (without them even knowing it--which are always my favorite kinds of lessons)! A great read-aloud book, or perfect for the second grader who also 'hates' school! Overall rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars!Content Review:PROFANITY: NoneVIOLENCE: NoneSEXUAL CONTENT: NoneMATURE THEMES: NoneRECOMMENDED AGE GROUP: 9+There was nothing overly questionable in this book. There was the mention of the behind (using the slang term) followed by a short discussion about it. Overall, though, this is a Squeaky Clean Read for ages 9+.This review was written by EmilyA Squeaky Clean Reads Book ReviewerTo see more fantastic books reviewed with content in mind, visit Squeaky Clean Reads!!

  • Taliahshaw
    2019-06-21 15:10

    Miss daisy is crazy is a good book to me.The summary of the first chaper is a boy name a.j.Aj does not like school I think he does not like school because school is boring and there's nothing to do in school.To me I like school in good for its your education I love school.The second chapter is a bout miss daisy not being smart. I think every teacher in a school needs to know there adding,subtracing,multication,and divion.Now the kids in the book don't think that miss daisy is dumb wow.The third chapter is about how to spell read. I think when I was in third grade I knew how to spell read,anyway back to the chapter.This chapter is a bout the kids in second who does not know how to spell read.So some people knew how to spell read such as andrea she does how to spell every second grade.One of aj freinds said that when you get older and you get a lot of money then you can pay people to resad for you that's not really nice to that.I learn from this book is that some teachers don't know nothing they problay just being because they thought that it was going to a fun thing to do..

  • Dolly
    2019-06-19 12:53

    We've read a few of the books in the My Weird School Daze series by Dan Gutman. But it wasn't until recently that we realized that he'd written two other series as well, My Weird School and My Weirder School. We decided to start from the beginning, with A.J. and his pals in second grade, and work our way through the books. So far, we really enjoy them and this story was a good example of irony and a teacher playing 'dumb' with her students in order to encourage their participation and stimulate their desire to learn.

  • Adeleh
    2019-06-26 14:15

    کتاب جالبی بود. در داستان ایده های خلاقانه ی بسیار خوبی برای آگاه کردن کودک بیان شد: از ارزشِ سواد داشتن و توانایی خواندن و نوشتن، تشویق کودک به کتاب خواندن و حتی ارزش بازی کردن و شاد بودن.تنها چیزی که به نظرم چندان جالب نبود، استفاده از واژه هایی بود که چندان برای کودک مناسب نیست. باید توجه داشت که کودک در سن الگوبرداری و یادگیری هست و داستانی که خاص کودک دبستانی نوشته شده اما مدام در آن از واژه ها و عباراتی چون "خنگ" و "خل و چل" و "لگد زدن به ماتحت" و "آقای مدیر شما چرا کچل هستید" استفاده می شود، آنگاه به نظرم نمی توان این کتاب را بدون نظارتِ یک بزرگتر دست کودک داد و قضاوت در موردش را به خود کودک سپرد.در کل به عنوان کتابی که یک بزرگتر هنگام خواندن، کودک را همراهی کند، هم کتابی آموزنده و خلاق است و هم طنز به کار رفته در آن کودک را بسیار جذب خواندن می کند.

  • Julian
    2019-07-09 20:10

    *2.5 stars*This book was alright but the writing was dry.A.J had such a "Ugggghhhhhh"personality.The writing was really repetitive.For Example:This was in the book like 10 times."Everyone laughed even though I didin't say anything funny.That just killed it for me.And you could tell that Ms.Daisy did now reading and writing,she just faked it so her students can explain to her.This book was disappointing but the second book is better.i will continue with the series and I will write a review for the second book.

  • Sterrett Family
    2019-07-15 14:07

    Matthew: This is the first My Wierd School book by Dan Gutman. I personally loved Miss Daisy's love for Bonbons! She said that she could eat a whole box of Bonbons in one sitting! I liked when Mr.Klutz came to the video game night dressed like a gorilla!! Can you belive that!! I loved it!

  • ABC
    2019-07-11 14:09

    This is a very slim chapter book, but it is cute and funnu. It was also more educational than I thought it would be. The setting is second grade and A.J.'s teacher doesn't know how to read or do arithmetic! (Or so she claims...) This book is a good level for most second graders.

  • Michele
    2019-06-21 15:54

    Cute book!

  • Maximilian Lee
    2019-07-11 15:06

    I kind of liked this book because I think it is really fun with all of those experiments. I didn't like this book because I knew all of those experiments already. I also think the concept of taking over the whole world is too babyish.

  • Audrey C
    2019-06-25 14:56

    i read the book Miss Child Has Gone Wild by Dan Gutman. This book is about A.J and his class going on a field trip to the zoo with Miss Child, a zoo keeper, because they won a field trip for winning the cleanest classroom award from the principal but there is a new girl named A.J. So some of A.J's friends think they're in love because they're basically the same people, they like to ride on their skateboards and they both like penguins so the book is about them going on a field trip to the zoo and how a girl named Andrea who had to be A.Js (the boy) partner at the field trip plus Andreas a know-it-all so she is annoying, she's the girl who knows basically anything about animals as she claims in the book. In summary this book teaches you a few facts about animals and how the A.Js and Andrea get along.I would recommend this book if you like cheesy jokes plus there's a whole bunch of these books in the series this is the first one. It's a funny book and quite long so it might last you awhile. There is a lot of drama in this series so there is a lot of twists and that's what I like about it. This book series titles always have a teacher or person's name and something what rhymes with it like this one wild and child rhyme so that is a cool thing about this series. Each book is interesting and fun to read and I do recommend it.Once again I would rate this 100/10 and definitely recommend this book and also it's series. Throughout the series there are new characters but most from other books stay in the series so it will never get boring.Ii read the book Miss Child Has Gone Wild by Dan Gutman. This book is about A.J and his class going on a field trip to the zoo with Miss Child, a zoo keeper, because they won a field trip for winning the cleanest classroom award from the principal but there is a new girl named A.J. So some of A.J's friends think they're in love because they're basically the same people, they like to ride on their skateboards and they both like penguins so the book is about them going on a field trip to the zoo and how a girl named Andrea who had to be A.Js (the boy) partner at the field trip plus Andreas a know-it-all so she is annoying, she's the girl who knows basically anything about animals as she claims in the book. In summary this book teaches you a few facts about animals and how the A.Js and Andrea get along.I would recommend this book if you like cheesy jokes plus there's a whole bunch of these books in the series this is the first one. It's a funny book and quite long so it might last you awhile. There is a lot of drama in this series so there is a lot of twists and that's what I like about it. This book series titles always have a teacher or person's name and something what rhymes with it like this one wild and child rhyme so that is a cool thing about this series. Each book is interesting and fun to read and I do recommend it.Once again I would rate this 100/10 and definitely recommend this book and also it's series. Throughout the series there are new characters but most from other books stay in the series so it will never get boring.I

  • Cesar
    2019-07-04 20:52

    The book I read was "Miss Daisy is Crazy." I liked the book because AJ hates school, and he is funny. He is eight years old.AJ starts the school in second grade and everyone has to present a little information about himself. He stands up and says he hates school. Everyone thinks he is funny. Miss Daisy is his teacher and she says she doesn't like the school either. AJ thinks Miss Daisy is crazy because she doesn't like school. As a teacher, she is supposed to like school. One day a man comes to the school and he wants to buy the school and make it just fun with no learning involved. The kids tell their teacher and the principal thinks the man should rent the school. They make posters about a reading contest to get everyone to help read the million hours required. The million hours goal is reached and the school is rented out. AJ is a second grader who does not like school. He just wants to play video games and football. Miss Daisy is his teacher. She is nice to AJ and she admits that she doesn't like school either. The story takes place at an elementary school over the course of at least six months.The author is trying to tell the reader to work towards a goal, especially when working with others.In the book the kids try to get the million hour reading challenge.I would recommend this book to elementary boys mostly because they will be able to relate to the story. They would probably like AJ's character too.

  • Carmen
    2019-07-12 20:17

    Not my kind of book/series (main character reminds me of a 2nd grade Greg Heffley), but I can see the appeal it would have to some readers in 1st or 2nd grade. AJ announces proudly that he hates school on the first day of 2nd grade. (Heartbreaking! Not the kind of attitude we encourage in my school or family.) His teacher, Miss Daisy, confesses she also hates school and can't read or write or do math. She may not be completely honest about this, as she employs some clever ways of getting the kids to show what they know and teach her, as well as to get excited about reading. (Though I'm not generally in favor of reading incentives, the idea of getting the whole school to work together to read a million pages is kind of fun.) Some inconsistencies bothered me--this series seems aimed at 1st or 2nd graders in content and judging by the age of the characters, but the negativity seems so out of place with this age of student (and any 6 year old reading these books would be at or above grade level--why give them the idea of hating to read/learn/go to school?). The students also know a lot of things that aren't generally learned until later, like multiplication. Giving it 2 stars instead of 1 because I know there are kids who enjoy these books, and I'm generally in favor of any books that kids want to read. I just know these won't be part of my family's library.

  • Siina
    2019-06-21 14:19

    Kahjo kouluni series is very popular here in Finland and no wonder - the books are easy-reads with good humour, great insight and thoughtfulness you never expected. First I was sceptic, since the Finnish publisher of the series publishes mostly content-lacking nonsense. The first book is about kids in their second grade, who's teacher is a simpleton and the class has to teach the teacher. Of course along the way you learn that she may actually be a genius of some sort! The kids make even a reading bet with the headmaster and many other funny occurrences happen along the way. I really liked how stereotypes and such were revealed and crumbled - it was the best part of the book.The book is an easy-read, though there's text enough, so it may not fit well with younger readers. The text is big and the illustrations are a good addition even if they are black and white. The plot works out nicely too and there's content, which is something I like a lot. Gutman knows how to write for children and that's something I must raise my hat to.

  • Sonia
    2019-07-06 16:51

    I knew i was going to hate this series.My student read this book to me in another attempt to get me into it.I hated the book, but i couldn't tell him that. He never reads and if this gets him to do it then by all means read it. So I had to smile, smile, and smile through all the passages. Even the passage that went, "Blahblahblahblah" for half the page.Authors should not be allowed to write that in books. At all. It's just page filler and isn't funny at all.AJ is a character I do not like. AT. ALL. He is depressing, annoying, and complains all the time. He shouldn't not by the type of kid your kid aims to be.The only thing I did like about this book was the fact that Ms. Daisy seemed to be manipulating the kids into doing their work, but with a classroom like hers who can blame her.

  • Beverly K
    2019-06-19 19:13

    I'm going to review this once as myself and once as a kid encountering this book. Here goes:(Me) "Huh, I'm not terribly fond of the 'adults are idiots' trope and it seems prevalent in this book. This irritates the crap out of me. But, wait, there's a twist. Hmm...maybe this book isn't as terrible as I thought."(As a child) "I love the idea, as a kid, that I can outsmart an adult. It makes me feel powerful in a world where I don't have that much power. I also like the idea that kids know more than adults, so that way they're not always teaching us everything."Closing thoughts: I can see why kids would like this series, as well as why adults might not. It reminded me a little of Wayside School (I miss that series) and it's cute enough that I might want to look into the sequels if I happen to come across them.

  • Lubianka Carrillo
    2019-06-28 15:51

    This story is about a boy named A.J which goes to a school with his friends named Emily, Michael, Ryan, and Andrea. They all go to the same school which they have a teacher named Ms. Daisy which is a dum teacher but they get threw it together. The problem they are facing is that they all have a teacher who doesn't know math or even arithmetic. My opinion is that I can never go to a school that is weird because I would be freaked out. My evidence says " I hate arithmetic too! " You do " we all said. " Sure! I don't even know what you get if you multiply four times four ". The person who should read this book is my sister who 5 years old. Another opinion is that I love the" My Weird School " series because they are funny and cool.

  • Bernie
    2019-06-21 19:15

    My first grade grandson has struggled with his reading which then made reading an unhappy and exhausting experience. We went to the bookstore when he was visiting so we could find something that he would really want to read. I saw the series of My Weird School books and thought that something with a name like that would be funny enough to hold his interest. Well, he started reading in the car, he gave up the video games, he laughed the afternoon away only occasionally asking about words he could not figure out. But the best was when he took the book to bed! I will definitely get a few more volumes so that he can discover the joys of series books, just like I did as a kid. The chapters are the right length and make the teacher and the principal people you would really like.

  • Liz B
    2019-07-11 19:56

    I read this aloud to my almost-second grader this summer. He loved it. HILARIOUS antics from kids and adults, and in the end it is all very sweet. He liked that there were pictures on most of the pages, and the story was easy to keep up with from night to night.His strong preference is still for picture books so that we can read 2 or 3 in a sitting. It's also nice to have something we're reading over the course of a few days. We read a couple more in the series together. He can read them on his own, but if he's reading on his own he'd rather read Star Wars picture books and Lego Star Wars nonfiction.

  • Dawn
    2019-07-02 17:59

    This is the first in the My Weird School series by Dan Gutman. The story centers on a group of kids in second grade, specifically AJ, who hates all school subjects except for recess. To engage her class, their teacher, Miss Daisy, pretends not to know how to read or do math, and encourages her students to explain and demonstrate the concepts to her. This convinces AJ and the other that she is crazy, though they decide not to tell their principal or anyone else, lest they replace Miss Daisy with a teacher who makes them learn. Very cute and easy to read, I can understand why these are popular, and why there are a million of these books.

  • Hilary
    2019-07-11 16:04

    I love the My Weird School and My Weirder School series and so does my 8 year old son. I am so happy to final find a book series that holds our interest. When we started the series my son was refusing to read on his own so we read the books taking turns reading every other page. Now that he know and identifies with the characters he will stay up late into the night to finish a book on his own. I am a happy mom, indeed. These are shorter books that can be read in about 60-90 minutes, which is perfect as he traditions from short, beginner chapter books to novels. Thank you Dan Gutman!