'What do you suppose she does. You know when she's not a lunch lady?' Hector, Dee and Terrence are wondering just that as they head to school one morning. Little do they know that a substitute teacher is waiting for them and so is the bully, Milmoe. As usual, Milmoe will be shaking kids down for their lunch money and Hector is today's victim. The three decide to follow the lunch lady home to see what she does when she's not putting gravy on everything. But, it turns out this lunch lady knows how to do more than flip a pancake. She's on the trail of the substitute because something is fishier than the fish sticks she's serving in the cafeteria. This is fun adventure is served up as a graphic novel. Sure to be devoured by reluctant eaters, or readers, everywhere. Ages 7-10
Attention all graphic novel enthusiasts, The Lunch Lady is a great series for you! Never has there been a superhero that upholds justice and school lunch too. Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute is a funny story that reads like a comic strip. Join lunch lady and her side kick Betty as she solves the mystery of Mr. O’Connor’s unexpected departure from school and the new, somewhat strange substitute teacher, Mr. Pasteur.
This graphic chapter book will appeal to many children. Reluctant readers as well as second language learners will be attracted to the illustrations. Teachers and librarians will find the illustrations provide helpful contextual clues to help children understand meaning of unfamiliar words. The Lunch Lady is a humorous book that will be well received by independent and middle readers.
School librarians and classroom teachers can use this chapter book to teach the graphic novel as well as the comic strip genre using lessons plan such as Book Report Alternative: Comic Strips and Cartoon Squares by Traci Gardner at http://www.readwritethink.org/resources/resource-print.html?id=195 or in lessons such as Art History Goes Graphic by Johan Wilkinson (http://artinspired.pbworks.com/f/ArtHistoryGoesGraphic.pdf) , a collaborative Lesson between the Art teacher, language arts teacher and the school librarian. Besides teaching the genre of graphic novels, students will develop both information, literacy and drawing skills while being introduced to Art History. Random House provides An Educator’s Guide to Graphic Novels: http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/teachers_guides/9780375858765.pdf . This is a great resource for the classroom teacher and the school librarian.
Recommended by Deb Fagnan, Librarian.