No More Nasty (Hardcover)

By Amy MacDonald, Cat Bowman Smith (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374355296, 176pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2001

List Price: 16.00*
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A wild and funny celebration of individuality!

Eleven-year-old Simon is mortified to discover that his eccentric Aunt Mattie -- with her mismatched shoes, huge flowered hat, and incorrigibly rude parrot, Runcible (whose favorite phrase is "Shut up, please!) -- is the new substitute teacher for his fifth-grade class. Before long Aunt Mattie turns the whole school on its ear with her irreverent ways and teaches Simon's class of "misfits" that they're smarter than they think they are! Who else could have created the prize-winning Mighty Muculent Egg-Breaking and Breakfast-Making Morning-Waking Machine?

Dozens of witty illustrations add to the fun in this hilarious sequel to No More Nice. Here's a book that will have young readers looking at school -- and themselves -- in a whole new way.

About the Author

Amy MacDonald's books include Rachel Fister's "Blister," which appeared on "Fanfare," "The Horn Book"'s Honor List, and "No More Nice," a "Parents' "Choice Silver Honor Winner. She lives in Falmouth, Maine.

Cat Bowman Smith has illustrated many books, including "No More Nice." She lives in Pittsford, New York.

Praise For No More Nasty

"In the sequel to No More Nice (1996), 11-year-old Simon's rambunctious class is taking bets on how long the new substitute teacher will last. Simon worries that the class will eat her alive, but the sub is his wildly creative, eccentric great-aunt Mattie--and it never pays to underestimate her." --Booklist