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Miss Nelson Is Missing! by Harry Allard
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Miss Nelson Is Missing! (original 1977; edition 1985)

by Harry Allard, James Marshall

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Title:Miss Nelson Is Missing!
Authors:Harry Allard
Other authors:James Marshall
Info:Sandpiper (1985), Paperback, 32 pages
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Miss Nelson Is Missing! by Harry Allard (1977)

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This is a funny book about how a class is awful to their teacher, so, she decides to "go missing". But really, she just dresses up as another person and is not very nice to the students. The students then realize how grateful they are for Miss Nelson and how they shouldn't take her for granted. ( )
  TarynNicole | May 10, 2017 |
The students don’t give a shred of respect for their good-natured teacher Miss Nelson, but when the witchy substitute Miss Viola Swamp appears on the scene, they start to regret their own wicked ways. Recommended for grades 2-4.
  audreybusch | May 3, 2017 |
This is a very fun book for young students. This book is about students who do not respect their teacher Miss. Nelson. She decided to teach them a lesson by dressing up differently and being super strict. This students did not like the real Miss. Nelson being gone. Once she realized that her students have learned to behave she came back into the classroom. The students never gave her anymore trouble. ( )
  a.newsom | May 1, 2017 |
I love this book! Miss Nelson's students are awful and will not listen. Miss nelson goes missing and Miss swamp comes as the sub. she is a horribly mean teacher that teaches the students how to act. when miss nelson comes back the students are so sweet and well behaved. ( )
  Devin_Woodall | May 1, 2017 |
I liked the book, "Miss Nelson is Missing," for two reasons because of the message and the illustrations. The message of the book is the power of respect. Children must be taught how to respect others at all times, including their teachers. Children need to be aware of how disrespect can hurt one's feelings, and the impact it has on an individual. Their teacher, Miss Nelson, was so frustrated with the way that her class was behaving so that she decided to teach her students a lesson. She became Ms.Swamp, a substitute teacher who was very strict. The author wrote, "The kids in room 207 were misbehaving again. Spitballs stuck to the ceiling, paper planes whizzed through the air. They were the worst behaved class in the whole school." The students would not settle down and listen to their teacher, and it demonstrated how they did not respect authority or their teacher. In addition, the illustrations of the book represent the message of the book. The drawing of Ms. Nelson as an innocent, kind teacher, but Ms. Swamp dressed in all black, and never smiled, and had her arms crossed at all times. The illustrations represent the differences of authority in the classroom. It represents how the teachers changed, and made the students realize how much they missed their old teacher. At the end of the book, Miss Nelson hangs up her clothes in her closet next to a black dress. The readers can infer that Ms. Swamp was Ms. Nelson. The author wrote, '"When it was time for bed, she sang a little song. 'I'll never tell,' She said to herself with a smile."' This represents the power of illustrations, and how they are just as important as the written text. The illustrations represented that Ms. Nelson had a smile and a chuckle in her face when she hung up her clothes next to the ugly, black dress. The students realized how much they missed their teacher, and how it is important to respect her. They should be thankful that she is that nice to her students, because it could be a lot worse. The students felt guilty at the end of the book because they behaved so nicely for Ms. Nelson when she came back. ( )
  KristenZdon | Apr 10, 2017 |
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For My Sister Jacqueline - H. A.

For Nedd Takahaski - J. M.
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The kids in room 207 were misbehaving again.
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The kids in room 207 were misbehaving again.
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The kids in Room 207 were misbehaving again. Spitballs stuck to the ceiling.  Paper planes whizzing through the air. They were the worst-behaved class in the whole school.
So begins this quirky classic, first published in 1977 and still relevant today as a lighthearted reminder to show our appreciation to those we value. The students don’t proffer a shred of respect for their good-natured teacher Miss Nelson, but when the witchy substitute Miss Viola Swamp appears on the scene, they start to regret their own wicked ways. James Marshall’s scritchy, cartoonish full-color ink and wash illustrations are hilarious. A back-to-school perennial!

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The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute.

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