This week’s Hidden Gem Award goes to a hugely entertaining chapter book that I read aloud to my kids. All three of us (me, my daughter, and my son) LOVED this one. “Tall Tales With Mr. K” is filled with intrigue, magic, humor, and touches upon many important life lessons. A winner!
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About the Book
Title: Tall Tales With Mr. K * Author: Kathy Sattem Rygg * Publication Date: August 19, 2011 * Publisher: Independent – CreateSpace * Number of pages: 39 (print) * Recommended age: 5 to 10 * Reviewed Originally by: Renee, Danielle, and Dominic (Mother, Daughter, and Son)
Summary: The third-graders at Coyote Run Elementary thought the teacher’s lounge is where teachers eat candy out of vending machines, watch TV and get to play video games. They didn’t expect it to be a tropical island where they are kidnapped by pirates, a circus where they learn the flying trapeze, or a crime scene where they solve a jewelry heist.
Each chapter of this young middle-grade fantasy tells the story of a different student’s adventure in the teacher’s lounge accompanied by their mysterious new teacher, Mr. K. Only one student, Sam, decides to boldly go into the teacher’s lounge by himself where he discovers something completely different yet.
Excerpts From Our Reviews
I loved everything about this book. I liked how they went to different places just by going through the door to the teacher’s lounge – it was cool. I liked the sticky chair because it was funny. My favorite adventure was when they went in the ocean because what they saw was really cool. I liked that they saw the sunken ship, the octopus, and the shark.
I liked all of the adventures that the kids went on with Mr. K. My favorites were when Paige went horseback riding to learn about rhythm and when Karly went to the circus to become a trapeze artist. I liked that, if you pay attention to what the words say, some of the teachers in the school were in the teacher’s lounge on the adventures with them but in disguise… I wish there could have been more adventures. I was sad when the book ended. This is one of the best books that I’ve read and I would recommend it to everybody
Every now and then my kids and I get very excited about a book. Tall Tales With Mr. K is one of those books. Not only did we not want to stop reading this book (plowing through it in two sittings), but we didn’t want the story to end! We all really enjoyed the highly creative and imaginative settings and plot. It is always a big deal when kids start school in September with a new teacher; but Mr. K is a most unusual (and totally likable) teacher. Not only is the teacher’s lounge a portal to a series of other worlds, but Rygg creates a magical setting within the classroom as well with its traffic light, apple trees, and picnic tables. In short, Mr. K and his classroom are precisely what every Grade 3 student dreams of…
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