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Book Review: Dr. Nicholas Is Ridiculous! (My Weirder School #8) By Dan Gutman

Dr Nicholas

Dr. Nicholas Is Ridiculous! (My Weirder School #8) By Dan Gutman and pictures by Jim Paillot


About the Book: Dr Nicholas is the weirdest history teacher in history! She doesn’t care about wars and presidents. She is going to teach the kids about the history of the toilet bowl! Is she crazy? She built a time machine so she can take the kids into the past… and the future. Guess who’s going to get stuck in the time?


My Review: A.J hates tests because they are no fun. As far as he is concerned tests should be thrown into a giant garbage can. Most of the kids felt the same way. Mr. Granite their class teacher assure them that every student in the State will be taking the same test because the Board of Education wanted to find out how much they know about history.

A few days later A.J’s principle wanted to see the entire students in the assembly hall. He announced that results for the test came back and they did horribly, EllaMentrySchool got the worst scores in the whole country. So he has decided to bring in a professor from a local college to help teach them history. The professor came on stage and introduced as Dr Nicholas. Dr Nicholas is an old white lady who walks with a cane. The students started to ask questions.


Q. How old are you?

A. 92 years and proud if it she said


Q. Did you ever meet Abraham Lincoln?

A. No, said Dr. Nicholas, but years ago I drove one of his convertibles


Q. Where you alive when there were dinosaurs?

A. Oh yes. In fact, I used to ride a dinosaur to school


This book will make you laugh so hard it’s that funny. And find out why Dr. Nicholas built a time machine to take the class on a field trip to the past and future and who get stuck in time. You’ll have to read to find out!

The illustrations by Jim Paillot help to makes the story hilarious. I highly recommend
this book.


FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of these books from the HarperCollins Publishers  in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.


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About the Author: Dan Gutman has written many weird books for kids. He lives in New Jersey (a very weird place) with his weird wife and two weird children.





August 14, 2013 - Posted by | Book Review, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , ,


  1. Thanks for the review of this book Ella. The kids will surely get a kick out of this. Just her answers alone shows what they are in for,.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by carol L | August 17, 2013 | Reply

  2. Are you by chance going to sell or donate your copy? My 5 kids would love it.

    Comment by Amy | August 18, 2013 | Reply

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