The Fungus That Ate My School By Arthur Dorros

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When the kids come back to school after a rainy spring vacation, they find that everything is covered with slimy green and purple fuzz. It's fungus! But where did it come from? And how on earth can they get rid of it? The Fungus That Ate My School

Funny! Love the illustrations. Childrens This book is saved by David Catrow’s illustration. The kids learn to grow fungus in school but after a few days off the fungus has gotten out of control. A special team is brought in to help find a solution. The story is nice, but a little boring. It needs to rhyme, or be funnier. If it were not for the illustrations this would be a 2 or three star book, but Catrow can save almost any story.
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Childrens While the students are home for spring vacation, the fungus they are growing in their classroom grows and grows and takes over the entire school.

The illustrations are fun Childrens The title says it all. Childrens After returning my spring break, kids discover that someone's science project has taken over (i.e. coated) the school.

Love David Catrow's illustrations! Childrens


Grades 3-5.

Characteristics of fungus and what causes it to grow and spread. Also great for problem solving to allow students to try to figure out why and what conditions allow the fungus to grow and take over the school. Childrens I remember enjoying sharing this story with my own kids. However, I shared this with a class of 3rd graders and it fell short of expectations. I started with the non-fiction connections with all the types of different fungus. We had a great conversation. Yet the story is not ideal for a read-aloud.

The illustrations (and I love David Catrow for his off-beat exaggerated style) were too crowded for a read-aloud. The kids wondered why there were only three students in the pictures. There was a wooly mammoth that couldn't be explained and crayfish crawling out of something that might have been a sewer. Perhaps I didn't spend enough time anticipating these questions, but I doubt it. Childrens We love David Catrow's artwork, so whenever we see his inimitable style on the cover of a book, we just have to borrow it. This is a fun tale about a Spring break gone awry when a fungus science project and a very wet week of weather combine for disaster.

The narrative is fun to read aloud and the illustrations are terrific, as always - we love the crazy fungi. We enjoyed reading this book together. Childrens Nothing is more fun than reading aloud a book about fungus. With pretty, pretty, funny, pretty pictures. We identified unusual features for fungus such as eyes, mouths, little bobble ends, and hands holding brownies. A good way to geek out with a kid.

Library copy. Childrens This book was ok. I have to give it three stars because my niece and nephew did seem to enjoy different aspects of it. The pictures did capture their attention, and they did laugh in several places.

The ending did kind of seem to drop off, though, and once the story moved out of the school building it seemed to lose its steam a bit. Probably not the best story we've read all year, but probably not the worst, either. Childrens