I read the 3 Wayside School books recently and decided to do something a little different for my reviews...so I give you 30 Things I Learned from Wayside School. :)
- Sometimes you can do math the "wrong way" and still get the right answer.
isn't how many pictures you have, but how good the pictures are. A person
could spend his whole life just drawing one picture of a cat. In that time
I'm sure Bebe could draw a million cats. But if that one picture is better
than each of Bebe's million, then that person has produced more art than
there is no nineteenth story and no Miss Zarves and no note to deliver
from Mrs Jewls, then you've already not done your job.
else's flavored ice cream will always be better than your own. Except
Kathy's. "Kathy-flavored ice cream tasted a little bit like old
are meant to be pulled."
is the nastiest, grossest, most disgusting student in Mrs Jewls' class.
green bouncy balls are the best ones on the playground.
you eat the cafeteria food, weird things will happen.
you have to read the story backwards. It was purple.
Gorf is "frog" spelled backwards. Also, Louis' meanest teacher
was Mrs Drazil (Lizard).
go up the stairs on the right and down them on the left, so as to avoid traffic
need a reason to be sad. You don't need a reason to be happy."
you're running late for school, always make sure it's not actually a
Halloween falls on a Sunday, you always celebrate at school the Friday
make you stupid.
can be free or you can be safe. You can't be both.
is very embarrassing to borrow someones pencil and then chew on it."
know you really love a story when you laugh like a giggle box and cry like
a leaky faucet.
is no Miss Zarves. There is no nineteenth story. Sorry."
a hippopotamus gets mad, it wriggles its ears. And so does Mrs Gorf.
good to be in a group when nobody is strange because nobody is normal.
will walk up 30 flights of stairs, but you can't get them to walk back
"Pet Day" chapter in Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger will
make you want to do logic puzzles. Curb this desire. Or get out your paper
is a bad word. From now on, use the word "goozack".
you do something bad in elementary school and your teacher writes it down
in her blue notebook, it will follow you for the rest of your life.
don't think in words.
use the new elevators, take the blue one to go up and the red one to go
will find these books hysterical even as an adult.
other school is way stranger than your own.
- The author's name is pronounced "Sacker" not "Satcher".