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The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman and illustrated by David RobertsThis book is about a group of students, the Dunderheads, as the teacher has branded them, who are constantly victimized by their cruel teacher, Miss Breakbone Miss Breakbone specializes in making the children cry, and taking their beloved things One day, she decided to not only take Theodore s Junkyard magnifying glass, but also a one eared cat he had found as a birthday present for his mother This was the last straw and the kids set out to teach Miss Breakbone a lesson The rest of the book follows them as they make a plan to get their things back Each child has a unique skill set And when they all work together as a team, utilizing all of these special skills, they are able to sneak into Miss Breakbone s house and get all their things back Most importantly, they were able to get the cat back in time for Junkyard to give it to his mother for her birthday.This is a great book that shows these children, branded by Miss Breakbone as fiddling, twiddling, time squandering, mind wandering, doodling, dozing, don t knowing dunderheads , are able to use teamwork, bravery, friendship, and collaboration to complete their mission of revenge on their cruel teacher This book will make you root for the underdogs the misfits The moral of the story is that everybody is valuable and useful, even if they may seem out of the ordinary and quirky Another part to the moral is about teamwork and using your own special creativity to help alongside others to accomplish a goal I really enjoyed the illustrations in this book There are so many details on each page that you have to stop and look at each one closely to fully grasp it The illustrations are really amazing, hilarious, and tell a lot of the story by themselves I would recommend this book to elementary aged children Due to the nature of some of the illustrations frightening teacher, electric chair, vicious guard dogs , this book could be a little scary for anyone under the age of six I also would recommend this for a child who loves looking at detailed pictures The Dunderheads would be a good book to help children transition from picture books to chapter books I had my mom read this book also, and she thoroughly enjoyed it too She was so engrossed in the book She kept commenting that she could not wait to see how it ended, and also said she would love to read it again I would definitely rate this book with five stars, and I cannot wait to read it with the second grader I babysit Miss Breakbone is an evil teacher to rival Miss Trunchbull or Viola Swamp She gives herself a gold star every time she makes a kid cry And she thinks her students are just dunderheads But when Miss Breakbone crosses the line, the so called Dunderheads decide to get back what s theirs This is a fun book that kids will pore over, soaking up every interesting detail in the illustrations I d gladly hand it to fans of Roald Dahl or the Black Lagoon series It s a littlethan a picture book, but a little less than a chapter book, so I m not sure where you d shelve it and it ll probably need some hand selling But I think the kids who do pick it up will be drawn in by the multi talented dunderheads elaborate plan for revenge. [Read Pdf] ⚒ The Dunderheads ♸ Dunderheads, Unite A Tyrannical Teacher Gets Her Just Due In A Delightfullysubversive, Outrageously Funny Tale By Newbery Medal Winner Paul FleischmanMiss Breakbone Hates Kids Especially The Time Squandering, Mindwandering, Doodling, Dozing Dunderheads In Her Class But When She Confiscates Junkyard S Crucial Fi Nd, She Fi Nally Goes Too Far Enter Wheels And His Souped Up Bike With Forty Eight Extra Gears , Pencil Who Can Draw Anything From Memory , Spider Look Up And You Ll Fi Nd Him , And Their Fellow Misfi Ts In A Spectacular Display Of Teamwork Aimed At Teaching Miss Breakbone A Lesson She Won T Soon Forget From The Incomparable Paul Fleischman Comes A Winning Cast Of Underdogs And One Of The Most Terrifying Teachers You Ll Ever Meet Brought To Vivid Life In David Roberts S Quirky, Hilarious Illustrations From my blog Of Books and Boys Who was the worst, the meanest, teacher you ever had I once knew one that made a girl clean up her own mess when she got sick in class A first grader And another mountain of a man who d bellow from the front table anytime he thought someone wasn t paying attention Paul Get up here Bring your notebook And if that notebook wasn t word for word synced with the overhead transparency, he d tear it up and roar, Get out of here F for the day And the poor kid would find himself with an extra, impromptu study hall.Well, those two have nothing on Miss Breakbone from Paul Fleischman s The Dunderheads Miss Breakbone has a real alligator for her alligator bag She decorates her classroom with pictures of vicious predators She gives herself gold stars when she makes kids cry She has an electric chair And, according to Miss Breakbone, she has never taught such a scraping together of fiddling, twiddling, time squandering, mind wandering, doodling, dozing, don t knowing dunderheads But Miss Breakbone goes too far one day when she confiscates a trash to treasure cat statue from one of her students, Theodore, who was saving it for his mother s birthday present Theodore, aka Junkyard , turns to our hero and narrator, the brilliant strategist Einstein, for help Einstein enlists the expertise of the whole class to retrieve the cat from Miss Breakbone s house From Hollywood who has watched every movie 11 times , to Clips His reading scores were low His math scores were worse But if they tested for paper clip chains to Wheels who s a bicycling nut , to Pencil who can draw perfectly from memory , to Spider who can climb anything , Einstein will need every Dunderhead and their crazy micro talent to pull off the caper.At 56 pages, The Dunderheads is longer than a typical picture book, and, while there s enough action that younger kids will enjoy it, it s audience really is older elementary kids with a littleexperience under their belts What kid hasn t daydreamed of getting back at an adult who has done them wrong This books taps right into that readers can t help but root for the underdog Dunderheads as they scheme to defeat evil Miss Breakbone.Careful readers especially grown up ones will find evenfun in the illustrations by David Roberts Hollywood has posters up of a West Side Anecdote One of Miss Breakbone s gargoyles is yawning the other is picking its nose Miss Breakbone has a skull for a bedlamp And my favorite the fallen queen from Einstein s chess board on the title page That says it all, right there The Dunderheads were here And finally, the discussion question that s begging to be asked after reading this book What would your classroom nickname be have been This book reminds me of a kid version of Ocean s Eleven. The Dunderheads was a light hearted picture book that reminded me of Ocean s 11 but with children Each student was nicknamed for their special talent and worked together to break into the evil teacher s house to take back the precious cat she had stolen from one of her students Through their seeking of justice we are reminded that every individual is intelligent in different and unique ways The lessons learned are never judge and never underestimate A fun and fast read. i think it was good Reading Comics shouldn t be seen as an act of rebellion and reading Picture Books post second grade shouldn t be a source of embarrassment Especially with the works of Shaun Tan residing so comfortably on grown up shelves Course, it doesn t hurt when the book isn t formatted for two laps and ispopularly categorized as a graphic novel The daughter newly 11 and I huddled over the pages of Paul Fleischman authored and David Roberts illustrated The Dunderheads a wonderful hybrid read for those of us who still love picture books after we ve become proficient readers and avid fans of the comic form.The Dunderheads is narrated by the boy who sits at his desk with a chess set, Einstein It is obvious he is familiar with strategy, understanding how to make the diverse pieces at hand work to his advantage Each of the dunderheads has a unique talent and they each have a role to play in recovering Theodore s aka Junkyard present for his mother, confiscated by Miss Breakbone who likes to hock such items to fund her evil lifestyle.Will you ever see a classroom with this range in talent Yes And you just never know when that long distance spitter will come in handy, or when someone s obsession may prove crucial in a heist or in response to a hostile learning environment.Miss Breakbone brings to mind Madame Medusa from The Rescuers 1977 and Ms Trunchbull from Matilda 1996 Her exaggerated bosom in theme with the rest of the presumptions the read interrogates Miss Breakbone is hardly maternal Roberts s The Dumpster Diver drawings, with their delicate lines and sly cultural references Miss Breakbone looks like a cold war era prison guard , convey just the right note of dastardly charm Publisher s WeeklyThe Dunderheads proves and exceptional balance of great storytelling in the text and image Both Fleischman and Roberts allow for the right amount of wit and daring in this combined effort to subvert an establishment both in story form and social implication Each revel in their own intelligence and obsession creating a book that demands its own attention neither conforming to strict panel or open image text formats telling a story that validates and encourages individuality and cooperation I see The Dunderheads as being a fantastic classroom read The pop cultural references are begging for an audience older than ten, wouldn t you say Sean and I were both charmed by the illustrations Roberts provides Natalya and I both highly recommend this read.L omphaloskepsishttp contemplatrix.wordpress.com 20 Sid Fleischman s last book In any event, perceptive as always, and clever I don t usually love a story that s too lopsided in the kids vs the grownups dept You know those stories that glorify the talents of the kids in contrast to the idiotically behaving grownups in their lives However, my memories of an awful, angry, and utterly unfair and inflexible junior high senior high substitute teacher fit quite nicely into the mold of Miss Breakbone, Fleischman s very unlikeable teacher If you ve ever had a teacher like that and I hope you haven t , you root for the Dunderheads , the students whose collective talents trump Miss Breakbone s and score a big gotcha back in their quest to repossess one of the student s possessions Whimsically illustrated, juxtaposing black, white, and grey against color for effect, and creating it s own moving story in its layout, the art is it s own transitional statement Here s a picture book format for independent readers ages 7 9 that looks and speaks a little like graphic novels for older kids. This book was a pleasant surprise, I didn t think I would enjoy it half as much as I did The villan in the book is Miss Breakbone who reminded me of Miss Trunchable from Matilda She liked to confiscate childrens possessions and make them cry Then one day the children she so completely underestimated at the start of the year, all make a plan to get some special possessions and return them to their owners.The book is about each of the individual children within the text having their own unique talents which help them pull off the break in to Miss Breakbones house.Lovely text with great detailed illustrations