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Publisher's Summary

Is your school just a little too…NORMAL?

Maybe you should go to Wayside School. You'll meet Bebe, the fastest draw in art class; John, who only reads upside down; and Sammy, the new kid—he's a real rat. Come on! Hurry up! If you're late for class, Mrs. Gorf will turn you into an app…Oops. Sorry about that.

More than 6 million kids have laughed at the wacky stories of Wayside School.

©2004 Louis Sachar (P)2008 Listening Library

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Awesome

It is really good . funny too I read it twice its confusing and adventurous . I love those kind of books

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excellent children's book!

read by the author, this winning set of abnormally normal children's tales will give anyone with children a wonderfully engaging listen

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😊 wayside school

Way side school is just so funny I love it it includes a hilarious party funny stories and much more.😊

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Tells us about learning valuable things

The book tells us about kids learning valuable things in the school.
We could understand how children think and learn from the story.

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Funny, Witty and Silly

The series of short stories made it perfect for listening in the car with my little ones. As an adult, I found myself laughing right along with the kids. It was perfect for short rides and long rides. My children are now 16 and 18 and we still talk about some of the stories from when they "were kids" and how we loved them. We recently went back to listen to some for old times sake and we still laughed. I'd heard both my kids saying, "OMG, I remember this one! It was my favorite!"

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  • Alyssa
  • Minneapolis, MN, United States
  • 04-13-18

A childhood favorite

What did you love best about Sideways Stories from Wayside School?

I read this book over and over when I was a child. Now my son and I are listening to it together

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love Louis. He is the only normal one of the bunch

What three words best describe uncredited’s performance?

the author, engaged

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Definitely made me laugh

Any additional comments?

So glad this is available on audiobook, so my son and I can listen together

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Perfect Car Book for Kids

Need a book for your commute with kids? This is a great one. Broken up into vignettes with familiar and funny characters, this book will make your 2nd-5th graders giggle and talk the whole way to school. As an early chapter book, it is also a great read-a-long for kids who need the extra boost.

“AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY”

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My story

I love it because it helps me sleep and when I am still awake I put on my dom

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funny

My son absolutely loves this book, and he laughs every time he listens to it.

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Fun Original and Funy

What made the experience of listening to Sideways Stories from Wayside School the most enjoyable?

The story by itself is so bright and witty, it contains all sorts of sideways to approach the reader, hummer, absurd, eerie, it is an adventurous experience. The performance is by the author and its great, his voice is full with expression. It makes the reading experience even more adventurous!!! its perfect!