Justin Case

School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters

By Vail, Rachel

Publishers Summary:
It’s the start of the school year, and nothing feels right to Justin. He didn’t get the teacher he wanted, he’s not in the same class as his best friend, and his little sister, Elizabeth, is starting kindergarten at his school. Elizabeth doesn’t seem nervous at all. Justin is very nervous about third grade. And to top it off, he’s lost his favorite stuffed animal, but he can’t tell anyone, because technically he’s too old to still have stuffed animals. Right? Here is third grade in all its complicated glory—the friendships, the fears, and the advanced math. Acclaimed author Rachel Vail captures third grade with a perfect pitch, and Matthew Cordell’s line art is both humorous and touching. As Justin bravely tries to step out of his shell, he will step into readers’ hearts.

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ISBN
978-0-31253-290-1
Publisher
Feiwel


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2010

Gr 2-4 Honest and full of heart, "Justin Case" is a story for an oft-ignored segment of kids: the sensitive, introverted, and observant. Those youngsters will see themselves in third grader Justin Krzeszewski, a full-blown worrywart with good intentions. He wants to be a good student. He wants to make friends. It's just that sometimes things don't work out, often with humorous results. Through his journal entries during the course of the ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2010

Meet Justin Krzeszewski, a.k.a. Justin Case. With the self-confidence of Lenore Look's Alvin Ho and a voice reminiscent of Jeff Kinney's wimpy kid, Justin shares his third-grade year in an illustrated diary. He reveals his worries: about dogs, his new teacher, being in class with the boisterous Xavier Schwartz, and the Way Back in the basement. Justin even worries "about what to worry about." Occasionally his drop-dead funny observations sound too...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on October 1, 2010

Justin shares his third-grade year in an illustrated diary of drop-dead funny observations. He reveals his worries, even worryin...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on May 1, 2010

- Justin's voice is original and endearing. The diary format allows readers to see his private worries and understand how his perceptions of himself differ from how o...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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