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Roscoe Riley Rules #1: Never Glue Your…

Roscoe Riley Rules #1: Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs

by Katherine Applegate

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When the first-graders' bee antennae would not stay on their heads and the drummers would not stay in their seats for the open house play, Roscoe decides to help by using the "don't-you-dare" glue. ( )
  paula-childrenslib | Feb 19, 2015 |
Roscoe Riley is your average first grader: he has trouble remembering all the rules and is always getting in trouble but he loves to help out his parents and teacher. That’s why he thought it would be okay to take the Super-Mega-Gonzo Glue (that his mom calls the don’t-you-dare glue!) to school and use it to save his teacher from losing her job. The plot is wonderfully silly, and even adult readers will find themselves chuckling at Roscoe’s musings. However, in an effort to make the story sound like Roscoe is speaking to the reader, the text is fraught with sentence fragments. If you can handle that, this is a great transitional chapter book that will make kids excited to read. The main character is fun loving and good-natured and the chapters are short enough to keep young readers’ momentum going. Every few pages there is a black and white cartoon illustration that aids in comprehension because the pictures depict complicated parts in the text (like when Roscoe is explaining antennae headbands he and his classmates wear). After reading this book readers will be eager to read more of the series and see what other ridiculous adventures Roscoe gets himself into! ( )
  alyssjo | Nov 4, 2012 |
Roscoe Riley doesn't mean to get into trouble, but somehow it just happens. Told from his position in the time-out corner, this first installment explains why Roscoe glued his friends to chairs (it was for the good of the whole class!). Funny and lighthearted, this would be a great choice for new chapter book readers who enjoy Junie B. Jones, Clementine, and others like that. ( )
  abbylibrarian | May 16, 2009 |
hillarious first chapter book series. ( )
  GeorgeAtDublinCML | Dec 5, 2008 |
Series of stories which should interest any young reader, especially boys. Roscoe and trouble are twins. He is a likable character and means well even though he oftens finds himself in troublesome situations. Roscoe's tales are amusing and true to life. I think that boys who may not be that interested in reading might find these books amusing and want to try some other books (hopefully). ( )
  hewayzha | Sep 11, 2008 |
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If the kids can't sit still for the class performance, Roscoe's teacher could be in big trouble. Fortunately Roscoe has a plan to save her—a super, mega, gonzo plan! What could go wrong?

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When the first-graders' bee antennae would not stay on their heads and the drummers would not stay in their seats for the open house play, Roscoe decides to help by using the "don't-you-dare" glue.

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