Reviewed by Joseph J. (age 11)
I liked some of the drawings because they were silly and goofy. If I can say which color he uses a lot of, I would say green because of all the plants. This illustrator also uses many weird animals in his book as class pets. Would you think of having a chicken, a crab, or a horse all in the same classroom? I think the illustrator used marker to color the pictures because it shows up better. When I read the book, it made me wonder about whether or not I would try to change my report card like Bubba and Bumpo. I also wondered if I would ever dress up as someone who takes care of me. I was thinking about how I would look silly or goofy. I would not do that because I would be afraid to be caught. I think this book is fun because it is an easy read. My favorite part in this book is when Bubba and Bumpo dress up as their mom and wear a wig, makeup and a dress to parent's night to fool their teacher. This is my favorite part because they look very silly, looking like a woman. I think the genre of this book was realistic fiction because people can act out if they are really mad. A person can change a report card that they do not get in trouble. I do not think that a person should do this though. They should ask the teacher for help if they are struggling and deal with their problems that way.
I would recommend this book to a second grader. I bet it will make them have a giggle or two. I'm sure the part when Bubba and Bumpo try to keep their mom and teacher apart will surprise them.