A collection of short stories all about the zany happenings at the Wayside School, built sideways with one classroom on each of thirty stories rather than thirty classrooms on one story. Each tale tells about a member of the classroom, from the mean teacher who turns all of the children into apples, until they turn on her, to the girl who falls out the window of the thirtieth story and survives. A funny, satisfying read, this book is great to read in parts (for when you only have a small amount of time to read), since each tale is only a few pages long.
Similar books: Wayside School is Falling Down; Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger; Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School
Awards nominated: 2012 Bluestem Award Nominee
Date read: 1/28/2010
Want to read about a school where the teachers are stranger than the students, and anything can happen? This is the book for you!