How Not to Start Third Grade

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How Not to Start Third Grade

By Catherine Hapka; Ellen Titlebaum; Cathy Titlebaum Hapka

Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375839047, 48pp.

Publication Date: July 10, 2007


Will should be excited to start third grade. But his little brother, Steve, is starting kindergarten. The same laugh-out-loud writing and hilarious illustrations that brought us How Not to Babysit Your Brother now portray the tribulations and embarrassments of starting school with a very troublesome little brother. School will never be the same!Cathy Hapka and Ellen Titlebaum are the authors of many books for children. This is their second book about Will and Steve. They live in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, and New York City, respectively.Debbie Palen has illustrated many books for children, including How Not to Babysit Your Brother and the first four books in the Andrew Lost series. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

About the Author
Catherine Hapka is the author of many books for children of all ages. She is too tall to ride ponies, though her mare, Gerri, still looks like one. Catherine takes riding lessons twice a week and lives on a farm with Gerri, three goats, a small flock of chickens, and too many cats.

Ellen Titlebaum lives in New York City in an apartment with a garden. She has always secretly believed that she has magical powers of her own (she's still perfecting her conjuring spell for making her rosebushes bloom), and she was delighted to explore her powers in "Sabrina Down Under." She has written many books for younger children, including "I Love You, Winnie the Pooh!, Winnie the Pooh and the Family Tree," and adaptations of "Alice in Wonderland" and "Beauty and the Beast."