Ms. Todd Is Odd! (My Weird School Series #12)
Written by Dan Gutman
Illustrated by Jim Paillot
Reviewed by Jackson S. (age 7)
Have you ever seen a substitute that runs around the room for no reason and a boy that hates everything about school, even gym?! You haven’t? Well, try out the My Weird School series. It has all the wacky stuff. One of the My Weird School books is “Ms. Todd is Odd”. I will tell you a little about this book. Ms. Todd is the substitute and A.J. (the main character) thinks that Ms. Todd murdered Ms. Daisy, their real teacher. That is really weird. A.J. doesn’t get math. For example, Ms. Todd said, “If you had ten chocolate ice cream cones and you gave me five of them, how many chocolate ice cream cones would you have left?” A.J. said, “None, because I like mint chocolate chip ice cream.” Will A.J. survive with this horrible teacher? I can’t tell you. You have to read the book!
I think this book is fun because the characters are weird. Do you know why? A.J. hates school. A.J. would rather jump off Mount Everest, eat a live spider, hit his thumb with a hammer, eat roller blades for breakfast, listen to his parents old cds, go to school, dress up like a girl or even kiss a girl, than write a poem. Isn’t that so weird? In the other books in this series, there are even more weird charcters and things that happen in this weird school! I think Miss Todd is extremely weird too, because she jogs around the classroom while clapping her hands for no reason. AJ, Ryan and Michael think that Ms. Todd is a robot that is trying to take over the world. Is their prediction right? Find out in the book.
I recommend this book to someone that likes crazy, wacky, funny stuff. When A.J. does weird stuff, that’s when all the crazy stuff starts. That’s where you will really like it. That’s where the funny part is.
Here are some more My Weird School books:
Ms Daisy is Crazy
Ms Small is off the Wall
Ms Coony is Loony
Ms Patty is Batty
Mr Hind is Out of His Mind
Ms Holly is Jolly
And look out for Mrs. Dole is Out of Control!