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Miss Nelson Is Missing! by Harry Allard

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

by Harry Allard, James Marshall (Author), Harry Allard (Illustrator)

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Title:Miss Nelson Is Missing!
Authors:Harry Allard
Other authors:James Marshall (Author), Harry Allard (Illustrator)
Info:Sandpiper (1985), Edition: Reissue, Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Your library, Books published before 2000, Realistic Fiction, Traditional Literature
Tags:school, teacher, students, rowdy, sweet, nice, mean

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Miss Nelson Is Missing! by Harry Allard (1977)


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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 |
Do you like to read?Than you need to read miss Nelson! is missing.The book is awesome!because you !can try to finger out where miss nelson is also because it is funny.My favorite part is when the evil gives them so much homework! A nother funny part of the book is when the kids go to the police.some people might think that this book is bad but it is awesome!!!If you like the Black lagoon books than you will love this book. I recommend this book is for everyone!!! I give this book 8 stars out of 10 stars The book miss Nelson is missing is a awesome book because it is like a mystery book! I think you should go and check this book out at the library!!!!
  Roslyn_First_Grade | Apr 10, 2017 |
Miss Nelson has a very troublesome students in her class and she is tired of them not listening to her. The next day, Ms. Swamp shows up to teach in place of Miss Nelson. She is very strict and does not let the students get away with misbehaving. The students are concerned with where Miss Nelson went. When Miss Nelson gets back, the students are very obedient and get all of their work done. ( )
  Hanleighearle | Apr 5, 2017 |
In this book, Miss Nelson is tired of her class not doing what she has asked and behaving bad. One day, the students come to class and Miss Nelson is no longer their teacher. Ms. Swamp is and she is very strict with the students. They begin to look for Miss Nelson, but she is missing, but one day after the students begin to behave without Ms. Swamp having to discipline them, Miss Nelson comes back. I would use this book to show my students at the beginning of the year what will happen if they do not behave in class. ( )
  hannahcole | Mar 29, 2017 |
In the book "Miss Nelson is Missing", the main character Miss Nelson is getting tired of her class because they never listen to her and are constantly misbehaving. What she decides to do is go home and dress up as a completely different person and pretend to be this lady named Miss Viola Swamp. She goes into her classroom the next day and pretends to be a very mean substitute teacher. The students all begin to listen to Miss Viola Swamp because she is threatening them with no reading time. When Miss Nelson comes back, all the students tell her they really missed her and they begin to listen to her. Miss Nelson is very happy that her plan to get the students to listen worked. ( )
  LaurenToth | Mar 29, 2017 |
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In the book Miss Nelson is Missing, there is a teacher named Miss Nelson who is constantly struggling with her misbehaved students. They never listen to her, so she decided to dress up as a mean "new" teacher, Miss Viola Swamp. She makes the students do their work, and start behaving. The students hate Miss Swamp and try and find Miss Nelson. Finally one day Miss Nelson comes back and all the students are on their best behaviors. The central message of this story is maybe you need change for improvement. The students needed a wake up call for them to realize they were taking advantage of Miss. Nelson. When she finally came back they never disrespected her 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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