Robert and the Back-to-School Special by Barbara Seuling
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Robert’s return to third grade isn’t as auspicious as he had hoped. When his classmates start laughing at him, he decides it’s because of his curly hair, which has grown long over the summer. He convinces his friend Paul to give him a haircut, with disastrous results. Then he begs his brother Charlie to repair the damage, which makes things worse. It doesn’t help when Robert decides to wear a baseball cap to school; that just creates new problems! Ever hopeful that things will somehow turn out right, Robert invites all of his friends to a Halloween party, boasting that his father has some great scary tricks. Sure enough, the other kids have a wonderful time being scared, but since Robert knows all of his father’s tricks — or thinks he does — how can he have the fun of being scared, too? In this fourth book in the best-selling series, Paul Brewer’s witty illustrations and Barbara Seuling’s sensitive text put their less-than-perfect little hero to the test, in the process capturing the uncertainties and unexpected joys of growing up.
 

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Barbara Seuling was born in Brooklyn, New York. She spent many years as a children's book editor, publishing her first book at that time. Since then, she has also written The Teeny Tiny Woman, which she also illustrated, Winter Lullaby, and Oh No, It's Robert. Barbara is a member of the board of advisors of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She is also the founder and director of The Manuscript Workshop, a workshop for writers of children's books. Barbara has received the Christopher Medal and the Award of the American Institute of Graphic Artists.
 
Published August 14, 2002 by Cricket Books. 120 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A tube of toothpaste with Robert’s head as the hilarious paste illustrates the words “Robert felt a little bit like he was the toothpaste in a tube that was being squeezed.” Generous font, lots of white space, frequent amusing illustrations, and a familiar, yet intriguing storyline add up to a wi...

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Robert is back (Robert and the Back-to-School Special, 2002, etc.) and is facing some of the same challenges that most third-graders face: does he want to follow the group?

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School is back in session for Robert Dorfman and his friends.

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