by Andrew Clements
Illustrated by Brian Selznick
Nick Allen likes to keep things entertaining and likes to make sure everyone has a good time. So he is the one to enliven the classroom. He is the one to distract the teacher so they don’t get homework or have less time for lessons.
He meets his match with the teacher everyone talks about, Mrs. Granger. She loves the dictionary. She loves to make sure the students leave her class having worked to the best of their abilities. She gets Nick thinking about words and where they come from. He decides he will invent a word, frindle, which means pen. He must battle Mrs. Granger who leans towards using words she can find in the dictionary.
Nick learns that sometimes even if he invents something that it sometimes stops belonging to him and has a life of its own.
Fun. Entertaining book. Great for middle grade.
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Some may have noticed that I hadn’t announced the new releases for the week. It will return next Sunday. So gear up for some new reading!