The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman
Oh, this was an absolute hoot! Miss Breakbone is one of those teachers who hates kids and lives to make their lives miserable. She is just a nasty piece of work. She derides her students as knowing-nothing dunderheads, confiscates their treasures and is just generally unpleasant. However, each of her students has a special talent of which she is totally unaware. And when she crosses the absolute line in the sand, those students band together and rise up and show the clever, resourceful stuff of which they are truly made. Kids will enjoy this short, easy-to-read tale of revenge. A 2015 Illinois Bluestem Award nominee.
Illustrated by David Roberts. pp. 56. Published by Candlewick Press, 2012.
Joanne Zienty is a school librarian, teacher, reader, writer and published author who firmly believes there are so many good books and not enough time to