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Miss Nelson is Back: Reading Rainbow Paperback – 28 Apr 1986


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When their teacher has to go away for a week, the kids in room 207 plan to "really act up.".

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Miss Nelson Is Back-The Timeless Classic 4 Mar. 2002
By Luke Van Denend - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
~I read this book for the first time as a choice for storytelling in my forensics class, and as i developed the characters, voices, and knowledge of this book, the more i loved it! This book tells of school kids whose teacher leaves for a week to get her tonsils taken out, they think (on the assumption of an older kid) that they will get a mean horrid teacher named Viola Swamp!!! They end up getting the boring principal, eventually they get rid of him (I wont tell how) and they go out for fun~~ days galore. Its a hoot!~
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Miss Nelson is Back 30 Oct. 2002
By Colleen G. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: School & Library Binding
Miss Nelson Is Back is written by James Marshall and Henry Allard, and was made for Miss Audrey Bruce.
This short story is about a group of nine children in classroom 209 with a teacher named Miss Nelson. When Miss Nelson is out for a week the children get a lesson taught to them that they will never forget.
Children will enjoy this book, because it is dealing with things that kids have to go through.
Children can learn a good lesson for school about not messing with a substitute teacher, because one time you might get a teacher that wont put up with any nonsense, and could punish them very bad by possibly putting them in detention or worse.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Return of Miss Viola Swamp 10 April 2010
By Darien Summers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Miss Nelson must leave her class for a little while, and out of boredom the children begin to act up. Miss Nelson finds out about this and calls on her evil friend, the witch, Miss Viola Swamp. Just as in the previous book in this series (Miss Nelson is Missing), Miss Swamp puts the children's mischief to bed, and gets the kids working hard again.

I don't want to give away much more as I've probably already given away too much. But, suffice it to say that my kid loves this book, and my both me and my wife have fond memories of it from our respective childhood years. The book is 32 pages, beautifully illustrated and appropriate for readers aged 7-8.

Darien Summers, author of The Mischievous Hare, a childrens book. The Mischievous Hare
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I love these books! 31 Mar. 2013
By Star - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I just so happen to find this book, and I read it to my 3 year old. I really liked it because it was old fashion looking, and the stories aren't as predictable as most children's books are. The illustration is great, and I'm not sure who enjoyed the two stories more, me or my 3 year old. Lol!I loved the books so much that I was looking for a series, but I soon found that there are only about 3 different Mrs.Nelson books ever made.I then decided to look for a fan mail address to see if the author will ever write anymore,but I found out that the author(James Marshall)died in 1992.R.I.P James Marshall.
Mr. Blandsworth, aka Mr. Blindsworth 18 Nov. 2014
By Jaimie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In a nutshell: Miss Nelson gets tonsillitis and has to be out for a week. Her class seizes on the opportunity to act out, but are warned by a now older, yet still beady-eyed redhead wearing a new version of the shirt he wore two grades ago… and pink cowboy boots. They dread that their substitute will be the Swamp, but instead, it’s the dull, bunny-toothed principal Mr. Blandsworth. After days of goldfish slide shows, shadow puppets and a brush with ball point pens of the world, Miss Nelson’s kids hatch a plan. They develop a Miss Nelson costume that can be worn by three kids sitting on each other’s shoulders. Mr. Blandsworth, aka Mr. Blindsworth, is fooled and the kids enjoy an afternoon on the town. Their fun is spoiled when they make the mistake of walking past Miss Nelson’s house with “Miss Nelson.” A scratchy-voiced Viola Swamp shows-up at school to whip the class back into shape and they regret trying to get rid of Mr. Blindsworth. In the end, Miss Nelson returns to basque in the gratitude of her now thankful kids.

Families can talk about: How might a substitute teacher feel about teaching a new class… nervous? Shy? How should you behave for a substitute teacher? What does it mean to “dust erasers?” Why is the pretend Miss Nelson so lumpy? Should a substitute just do bird calls and card tricks all day? Is that teaching? How can Miss Nelson change her nail polish from black to pink in less than a minute? Why is Mommy’s scary witch voice so authentically realistic? Is the Swamp really Miss Nelson, or her twin sister Barbara?

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