The school was supposed to be 30 classrooms wide, but instead was built 30 stories high.
The height of the building is not the only zany thing about this school.
Imagineer (my 8 year old) flew through this book, and loved the craziness of the school, and the characters.
While she was writing the review, she was smiling and laughing remembering the silliness of this story.
This is a keeper!
Below is my interview with Imagineer in her very own words…..
Q. Describe this book in a few sentences
A. “Wayside School” is about a school that was built sideways. The chapters are telling you about the kids from room 30. Wayside school is different because all of the classrooms are built on top of each other instead of next to each other, because the person who built it, accidentally built it sideways. Some of the teachers are too nice, some are too mean, some are witches, and some turn people into apples.
Q. Describe the main characters
A.Well all the kids and teachers in room 30 all have their own chapter so there is no main character.
Q. What is your most favorite scene in the book?
A. I don’t really have a favorite scene because the’re all really funny. I really liked the scene where it was raining at the end of the book and Louis, the yard teacher, comes into each classroom and tells them a story about regular schools, and how no one comes in dressed up as witches or other characters. There’s no rats jumping all around, and nobody has tasted their flavor ice cream (at wayside school there is a flavor for every student).
Q. Who is your favorite character and why?
A. I don’t really have a favorite character because I don’t not like any. So every single person is my favorite.
Q. Why would you recommend this book to your friends?
A. I’d recommend this book because the book is funny and likable and I think all my friends would love this book.
For another review by Imagineer, check out Uncle Robert’s Secret here.