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Title: Third Grade Angels
There is a poem that starts the first chapter of the book: First grade babies!/Second grade cats!/Third grade angels!/Fourth grade rats! George is excited to be in third grade and to finally be an angel and his teacher, Mrs. Simms, only adds to the excitement. She holds a contest each month to see which student will earn his/her halo. George likes to be first ... he wants the first halo and is willing to go to great lengths to get it. But to earn the halo kids need to be kind, responsible, helpful, in other words be on their best behavior. As George learns, this means not only inside the classroom but also to your parents, and (gasp) sister! Does he have what it takes to earn the first coveted gold circle?
First off this is a fun read, and I really likes the teacher Mrs. Simms. I love that she expects all the kids, even the difficult ones, to earn a halo throughout the year, showing that it not just the kids who are predisposed to behave well that will earn the coveted prize.
Chapters are relatively short, type is large and pictures - while not on every page - are dispersed throughout the book, which makes it a great book for kids who are getting comfortable with chapter books.
This is a book that really addresses kids issues around being good. Is it enough to just not be mean, and how nice to you have to be when people aren’t looking? A clever take on things parents and kids wrestle with.
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