The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell | Scholastic Canada
Our Books

The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell

By Jordan Sonnenblick   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338647266 Paperback
240 Pages | 5.246" x 7.542" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338647235 Hardcover
224 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338647242 Ebook
224 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

An unbelievably hilarious middle-grade true story from bestselling author Jordan Sonnenblick.

In a typical school year, every kid has one or two things go wrong. But for Jordan, there's A LOT going wrong ALL THE TIME.

Take this year. Here are some of the thing going wrong:

— His teacher hates him. Like, really hates him. Like, is totally out to get him even when he's trying to be good, and is willing to fail him on the simplest things, like show and tell.

— He has a slight breathing problem because of his asthma. And breathing is never really an optional activity.

— His pet snake has given birth to way, way, way too many baby snakes, all who need a home.

— He is finding that becoming The World's Best Drummer in no time whatsoever is maybe not the easiest goal.

— There are bullies ready to stomp him when all he has to defend himself with is a lunchbox.

And all this doesn't even include the freak swing set accident, the fears inside his head, or the funniest class presentation ever.

By keeping his cool (some of the time), banging on the drums (a lot), and keeping his sense of humor (all the time), Jordan's going to try to make it through the year . . . and grow up to write a book about it!

Raves & reviews:

Praise for The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade:

* "A rewarding novel, lit with flashes of irrepressible humor." — Booklist, starred review

"Sonnenblick creates in Maverick an endearing protagonist to root for. Despite daunting obstacles, this terrific boy retains a strong sense of self, a sense of humor, and a big heart that impels him to do what's right." — Kirkus Reviews

"[A] winning formula . . . a child in crisis, lots of humorous situations and one-liners, and moments of genuine warmth and emotion." — Horn Book