A new title in a chapter book series featuring African American and Latino boys that's full of kid-friendly charm and universal appeal.
Third-grader Richard and his friends are just four days away from setting a record for excellent behavior and earning a classroom pizza party when disaster strikes—their beloved teacher is out sick, and the strictest, meanest substitute has taken her place! Will their dreams of pizza be dashed when the sub suspects that some of them have been cheating?
This gently humorous installment in a chapter-book series about a diverse group of elementary schoolers by Coretta Scott King honoree Karen English offers spot-on storytelling, relatable characters and situations, and plenty of action.
is the author of Kirkus Prize finalistIt All Comes Down to This
and the Nikki & Deja series. She is a former elementary school teacher and lives in Los Angeles. Laura Freeman
has illustrated twelve books about the kids of Carver Elementary; Natalie
’s Hair Was Wild,
which she wrote; and more. She lives in Atlanta.www.lfreemanart.com