Jake Drake, Teacher's Pet

Jake Drake, Teacher's Pet

(Book #3 of Jake Drake)
Illustrated by: Dolores Avendaño
For Ages: 7 - 10
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The end of third grade turns into a disaster for Jake when he inadvertently becomes the teacher's pet, and no matter how hard he tries, he can't shake the image.

Mrs. Snavin looked right past all those waving hands. She looked right at me and she smiled and said, "I think I'll have Jake take it." Then Mrs. Snavin said, "but be sure to hurry right back, Jake, because we're going to work on our number-line project, and you have to be my special computer helper, okay?" And I could feel every kid in the class looking at me. They weren't saying anything. They weren't even whispering. But right then, I heard what they were thinking anyway. They were thinking, teacher's pet.
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  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 96 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442462465 | 
  • July 2012 | 
  • Grades 2 - 5
List Price $5.99

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Chapter One: Four Bad Days

I'm Jake -- Jake Drake. I'm right in the middle of fourth grade. One thing I like about fourth grade is that I'm not in kindergarten, first grade, second grade, or third grade anymore. And I'm not at Miss Lulu's Dainty Diaper Day Care anymore either.

I think fourth grade is my best grade so far. It's so good that I have to think hard to remember anything about it that's bad at all. Like right now? I can only think of one day that wasn't so great. That was the day I thought my teacher Mr. Thompson was being unfair.

It was because of the way he treated Shawn Underwood that day. First of all, Mr.... see more

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