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Teacher's pet / Morris Gleitzman.

By: Gleitzman, Morris, 1953-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Camberwell, Vic. : Puffin, 2003Description: 190 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143308911.Subject(s): Families -- Juvenile fiction | Cats -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories, Australian.DDC classification: Children's Fiction Summary: Ginger is allergic to cats, and possibly her family as well. Ginger tries to be good, but its not easy when your mum puts cat food in your breakfast bowl; and it gets even harder when the school principal starts trying to kill your best friend. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
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Ginger is allergic to cats. And possibly to her family as well. She's also not keen on the cat food in her breakfast bowl or the school principal trying to kill her best friend. The question on everyone's lips is - will Ginger snap?

Ginger is allergic to cats, and possibly her family as well. Ginger tries to be good, but its not easy when your mum puts cat food in your breakfast bowl; and it gets even harder when the school principal starts trying to kill your best friend. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

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Gr 3-5-Ginger lives in a house with five cats and a family full of cat lovers cats, but she doesn't like cats and seems to be very allergic to them. To make things worse, Mr. Napier, the assistant principal at her school, wants to get her transferred because he thinks she is a troublemaker. When the beloved principal, Mr. Wong, is bitten by a dog and wants to retire, Ginger must find a way to prove that the accused stray dog is innocent and convince Mr. Wong that he needs to come back as principal in this novel by Australian author Morris Gleitzman. The only trouble is that Mr. Napier has an underhanded plan to get rid of all the stray dogs and make himself look like a hero so that he can keep the principal's job. Ginger has some allies, like her friends Isabel and Ned and the school librarian, but it is up to good-hearted Ginger and the stray dogs she has befriended to see that justice is done and the truth about Mr. Napier is revealed before it's too late. This rollicking audiobook features memorable characters, twists and turns in the plot, and a great sense of fun. The clever language includes original curse words like "faguggle" (remnants from a very popular homework assignment) and various similes related to the finer points of living with cats. The numerous Australian terms are easily understood in context. The story is introduced and read by the author whose Australian accent and connection with the characters adds to the poignancy and humor of the tale. A fun read for students, especially animal lovers.-Teresa Wittmann, Westgate Elementary School, Edmonds, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.