Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mr. Wolf's Class by Aron Nels Steinke Review


Book Nerd Review by Jordan

Mr. Wolf has just started teaching at Hazelwood Elementary. He wants the first day of school to go well, but he's got his hands full with his new class. Some of his students include: Margot, who is new in town and is trying to make friends. Sampson, who brought something special to school for show-and-tell. Aziza, who just wants everyone to be quiet and do their work. And Penny, who is VERY sleepy because she has a new baby brother at home, goes missing! This delightful new series captures the everyday -- and unexpected -- ups and downs of a fourth-grade classroom.



Praise for the MR. WOLF'S CLASS Series

* "Young readers should easily self-identify with fifth-grade teacher Steinke's varied and sharply observed characters and wryly perceived classroom minutiae... This class gets an A." Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Upbeat... the beginning of a promising new series." The New York Times Book Review

"With basic dialogue, a soothing setting, and no more than six frames per page, this book is ideal for new chapter book readers and older struggling readers." School Library Journal

"With calm intelligence and amusing, accessible realism, Steinke creates a cast in which any young reader will immediately find someone to embrace and a world that's invitingly recognizable." -- Booklist

"The cheerful plot depicts each character with care and depth." The Horn Book

"One of the most inspiring and comforting books of the year." The Beat

"I loved spending time in Mr. Wolf's Class! Aron Nels Steinke's debut is a perfect introduction to graphic novels for elementary school readers, who will laugh and empathize with Mr. Wolf's diverse group of students." Kate Messner, author of the Ranger in Time series and former schoolteacher

"Mr. Wolf's Class has something for everyone!" Gene Luen Yang, creator of American Born Chinese and former schoolteacher



I loved this book! This was one of my first comics I've ever read! I wold love to read the next entry for this series. I love when Penny climbs into the box to sleep more. I also love how Stewart showed his grandma's brain. He said she was the smartest person ever. She didn't want people to study her brain so they kept in a far.

I love how Margot was able to make new friends. Aron Nels, this book was amazing and I took forward to reading more of your books!

Here are Jordan's written reviews as he reads per chapter. Just click the picture to enlarge. ***WARNING** Review Contains SPOILERS. Do NOT click the pictures if you do not wish to be Spoiled.

All Chapter Reviews are Written by Book Nerd Jordan.

All Chapter Reviews are Written by Book Nerd Jordan.

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Photo Credit: Reneé Lopez

Aron Nels Steinke is a cartoonist and elementary school teacher. He began making comics in 2006 with the help of a grant from the Xeric Foundation and never stopped. In 2015 he and his wife Ariel Cohn won the Best Publication for Early Readers Eisner Award for their book The Zoo Box (First Second Books). Mr. Wolf’s Class (Scholastic/Graphix) is his newest book series following the adventures of a class of anthropomorphs and their teacher who just so happens to be a wolf. The first book was a New York Time’s Editor’s Choice selection. The second book in the series Mystery Club is out on Frebruary 26, 2019. Book 3 Lucky Stars will publish on September 3, 2019.

        

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1 comment:

  1. "Most memorable classroom event?" Well, in first grade we worked to make a very, very long paperclip chain, which was, of course, terribly exciting!

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