Rave Reviews Log: Realistic Fiction

October 23, 2006

Jake Drake, Class Clown

By Andrew Clements
Rating: 4 7/8 stars
Reviewed by Karen

Jake Drake's 2nd grade class has a new student teacher who never smiles, not even a little. One day Jake spontaneously makes a joke and thinks he sees a slight smile. He even overhears her tell another teacher that she thinks he is funny! Now, Jake's mission is to make Miss Bruce laugh. This story is part of a series of Jake Drake books and gives children an idea of what it must be like to be a new teacher. Jake learns that all actions have consequences and they might not be the ones you want. Does he make Miss Bruce laugh? Does he think about what might happen if he is successful? It's a very funny story and kids will find Jake's attempts to make Miss Bruce laugh hilarious.


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