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. Volume XIV Number 21. . . .June 13, 2008
Haywood Elementary is not your typical elementary school. Inside is a classroom that is "as interesting as an empty freezer." If you walk by the door, you might hear a loud whistle blaring through a student's moan or laugh or the sound of a snapping pencil that has had enough of writing the same line over and over again- sometimes up to five hundred times. Sitting behind the desk at the front of this room is Miss Flint - the meanest teacher in the world - and conveniently, her desk seems to "mysteriously" lose students' possessions. The students in Miss Flint's class are not happy. They have to practically beg to go on school trips like the annual picnic, and no amount of pleading with her will result in a Halloween party or the purchase of a classroom pet. From September until June, the students in Miss Flint's classroom will have to find ways to endure her boring lessons, severe punishments, and crazy beliefs. But students are not the only ones suffering in this book. Miss Flint does too. She'll probably never forget how her students even the score when they feel they have been treated unfairly.
The Meanest Teacher in the World contains seven chapters. Each chapter tells a story about the evil Miss Flint and is illustrated with black and white drawings in a variety of sizes. The full page illustrations are large and clear, but the smaller illustrations located near the middle of the page get lost in the gutter.
Tanya Boudreau is a librarian at the Cold Lake Public Library in Cold lake, AB.
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