Third Grade Angels

Third Grade Angels

Book - 2012
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The long-awaited prequel to the bestseller Fourth Grade Rats

George, aka "Suds," has just entered third grade. He's heard the rhyme about "first grade babies/second grade cats/third grade angels/fourth grade rats," but what does this mean for his school year? It means that his teacher, Mrs. Simms, will hold a competition every month to see which student deserves to be awarded "the halo"-which student is best-behaved, kindest to others, and, in short, perfect. Suds is determined to be the first to earn the halo, but he's finding the challenge of always being good to be more stressful than he had anticipated. Does he have to be good even outside of school? (Does he have to be nice to his annoying little sister?) And if Mrs. Simms doesn't actually see him doing a good deed, does it even count?

A heartwarming return to elementary school from master storyteller Spinelli.

Publisher: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9780545387729
Branch Call Number: J SPI
Characteristics: 133 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.


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vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Reading level: grade 2. Interest level: ages 7-10. Ever since he started school George has wanted to be in the third grade so he can be a “Third Grade Angel” but now he finds that being an angel is hard work. This is a gently funny story about the trials and tribulations of a very likeable boy.

Oct 06, 2014

Such a cute story and certainly want to read the others by Jerry Spinelli about Suds and his first grade , second grade and fourth grade. Delightful series I'm sure if they are all as good as this Third Grade story is . Recommend it !

Jan 03, 2014

I love this book so much! It's my second time reading it and I still love it. I can't wait to see what happens to Suds in "Fourth Grade Rats"!

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red_bat_2190 Aug 21, 2017

red_bat_2190 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 11


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