Miles Murphy is forced to move to a new town with his mom, but not just any town: Yawnee Valley! Yep, that name may just say it all. And the people of Yawnee Valley love cows. Now, do we picture this small town? In Miles' old school, he is known as the school prankster. He wants to stay that way at the new school, but when he gets to school on his first day, someone has parked a car on the front steps to the school--the PRINCIPAL's car!! Miles definitely has his work cut out for him if he wants to be the best prankster at this new school!
Of course, the principal has already pegged Miles as a prankster, and he pairs him up with Niles, a kid who actually wears a "School Helper" sash around everywhere! How is Miles ever going to make any friends, or become the best prankster at the school if this is how his first day starts?
An illustrated chapter book in the vein of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, readers will enjoy The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John (Lexile: 620; Interest Level: Grades 3-6). Anyone who has ever aspired to create the best April Fool joke will also enjoy this book. (224 p.)
One of the reasons I became an elementary school librarian is so I can read children's books.