Please Write in This Book by Mary Amato

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When a teacher leaves a blank book in the Writer's Corner for her students to find, with the instructions "Please Write in this Book," she hopes it will encourage her students to talk to one another in its pages. Lizzy is the first to find it and decides that only girls should write in it. But some of the boys have other ideas—like Luke, who writes that his name rhymes with puke. And Milton is sure they should stick to the facts—after all what if someone found it and drew conclusions based on fiction? Before long a great clash ensues. Written in the entries of each student, this epic classroom battle reminiscent of Harriet the Spy is sure to have readers laughing out loud.

About Mary Amato

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Mary Amato is the author of "The Word Eater", which won the Arizona Young Readers' Award and "Snarf Attack," Underfoodle," and "The Secret of Life: The Riot Brothers Tell All," which "School Library Journal" called "hilarious." She lives with her family in Maryland. Eric Brace's illustrations have been called "whimsical and appealing" by "School Library Journal." He resides in Missouri.
Published October 1, 2006 by Holiday House. 97 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When a teacher leaves an enticingly blank book in a corner, it becomes a record of classroom rivalries, diplomacy and growth in this deceptively lighthearted offering from the creator of the Riot Brothers.

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Amato's (the Riot Brothers books) novel takes the form of a journal that a teacher secretly places in the Writer's Corner of her classroom, encouraging the students who discover it to "" 'talk' to one another in these pages."" Their written conversations largely consist of trading barbs-often boy...

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