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The A Custodian

by Louise Borden

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John Carillo is a school janitor who is basically the heart of the school. Everybody at the school loves him and respects him. They love him so much that the whole school puts a banner up honoring him. Also they have posted up little notes saying how much they appreciate him. ( )
  Gabe77 | Apr 15, 2012 |
Critique: This book is a good example of a realistic fiction book because the character's and setting are based on events that could take place. Two children who plan a secret for their custodian and eventually make a banner the says A+ Custodian on it, is something that could happen in an elementary school.
Theme: This is good example that has a theme about thanking others for their contributions. you have two student who want to show off the work that their custodian does and they put post it notes everywhere and get the whole school involved. It makes you want to run out and do this for others.
Level: Primary and Intermediate
  nlevanen09 | Nov 8, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689849958, Hardcover)

"Mr. Carillo is our A+ Custodian!"

John Carillo, Dublin Elementary School's custodian, has a big job. He mops and sweeps, polishes and scrubs, changes lightbulbs, washes windows, fixes pipes, moves furniture, and more! The teachers, students, parents, and principal all count on Mr. Carillo, and he never lets them down.

Now his early-bird helpers, Gracie and Zach, want to do something to show Mr. Carillo how important he is to them.

But showing him how much they appreciate everything he does will take lots of planning, some hard work, and the help of everyone in the whole school!

In her classic style Louise Borden brings to vivid focus one elementary school, the students and faculty who bring it to life, and the clever way they show Mr. Carillo he's their A+ custodian!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:47 -0400)

The students and teachers at Dublin Elementary School make banners, posters, and signs for their school custodian to show how much they appreciate him and all the work he does.

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