Odd, Weird & Little (2020)

Odd Weird Little Readers who love Andrew Clements Dan Gutman Gordon Korman and Tom Angleberger will find this charming funny easy to read middle grade novel from the beloved Patrick Jennings an absolute hoot When
  • Title: Odd, Weird & Little
  • Author: Patrick Jennings
  • ISBN: 9781606843741
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Odd, Weird & Little
    Readers who love Andrew Clements, Dan Gutman, Gordon Korman, and Tom Angleberger will find this charming, funny, easy to read middle grade novel from the beloved Patrick Jennings an absolute hoot When the new kid joins his class, Woodrow agrees with his schoolmates Toulouse is really weird He s short kindergarten short dresses in a suit like a grandpa, has huge eyes,Readers who love Andrew Clements, Dan Gutman, Gordon Korman, and Tom Angleberger will find this charming, funny, easy to read middle grade novel from the beloved Patrick Jennings an absolute hoot When the new kid joins his class, Woodrow agrees with his schoolmates Toulouse is really weird He s short kindergarten short dresses in a suit like a grandpa, has huge eyes, and barely says a word But Woodrow isn t exactly Mr Popularity The frequent target of the class bully himself, he figures that maybe all Toulouse needs is a chance And when the two are put together in gym to play volleyball, they make quite the team Toulouse can serve, set, and spike like a pro He really knows how to fly around the court But when the attention and teasing switch back to Woodrow, he learns that the new kid is great at something else being a friend.Full of heart and laughs, Odd, Weird, and Little is another winner from the author of the state list favorite, Guinea Dog.
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    1. I think I may be in the minority in my views of Odd Weird, Little The reviews that I ve read gush on about how wonderful it is to read a book about being yourself, even when faced with bullies.I mean sure, that stuff is in there But here s the thing The main character is an owl An owl And nobody realizes it until the end They keep wondering how did he get up in that tree Why can he turn his head around so far Why are his eyes so large I mean Come on So sure these kids are dealing with bullies An [...]

    2. Woodrow is a good kid, but he s shy and has a few minor obsessions, like duck tape not duct tape , and making fishing lures, but that s just enough to label him the weird kid in school That is, until a new student, Toulouse, from Quebec joins his class There is definitely something Odd and Weird and Little about Toulouse He is very small, has huge round eyes, wears an old hat, suit and gloves and carries a briefcase The two class bullies, Hubcap and Garret now have another target for their abuse [...]

    3. Odd, Weird, and Little is such a lovely book and is one of the best I ve read for children It s the first I ve read by author Patrick Jennings and is about a little owl called Toulouse Hulot Toulouse joins a new school after moving from Quebec, much to the fascination of his classmates He wears a suit and tie, glasses, carries a briefcase and is one of the cutest book characters I ve ever come across Woodrow is the only person in Toulouse s class who really gives him the time of day, and the two [...]

    4. I love Patrick Jenningsand this book is no exception I can imagine an author study with this book and several other Patrick Jennings books that can be paired with non fiction books about animals which can lead to some great research writing There are many talk worthy points in this book for 4th graders and the cross curricular possibilities are endless I think Mrs Richards is going to have to get us some copies of this book as well

    5. This was so cute I love Toulouse so much even if he is odd, weird, and little It s heartwarming to watch Woodrow become his friend, find his courage, and stick up for what is right It might sound petty, but I m really disappointed in the cover it gives away what should be an amazing plot twist for kids, and takes away the shock of discovery Still a great read for upper elementary students.

    6. OWL is a silly book with an important message about acceptance of others and one s self I read Juvenile books regularly, but this pushed me to suspend my adult reality than the typical J book It is really far fetched and quite silly Just the right amount of each to keep kids reading With the larger print and 149 pages, OWL would be a great choice for readers moving from early reader books into longer chapter books.

    7. Patrick Jennings has a quirky look at the world This one deals with bullying and mean kids with a nerd and a new kid trying to be friends The funny and unusal part is that the new kid is obviously an owl Funny.

    8. Fun, quick story with a big message just be happy with who you are A short, odd looking new student enters Woodrow s class He befriends the new student, even though the class bullies make fun of him Woodrow learns it is easier to stand up to the bullies when you have a friend by your side.Would make a great read aloud as there is plenty to discuss with this story.

    9. A heartwarming story about bullying and finding someone to whom you can show your inner Odd, Weird, and Little.

    10. Fun Magical Realism, Really , for Middle GradersThis is a very deeply cool little book, and much than a school daze comedy Woodrow is a decent kid bright, insightful, good hearted and level headed He is generally acknowledged to be the weirdest kid in his class, which feels middle schoolish , but mostly just because he s shy and has a few minor obsessions, like always carrying around duck don t call it duct tape That, however, is enough to earn him the attention of the class bullies and the dis [...]

    11. Maybe weird is normal He walks into the room carrying a briefcase and wearing a suit and tie, gloves and a bowler hat He s so much smaller than all the other students The teacher introduces him as Toulouse Hulot from Quebec French is his first language, but he s learning English By recess, everyone is talking about the new weird kid He might even be weirder than Woodrow Up till now, Woodrow has been the target of most of the bullying At first he s reluctant to befriend Toulouse After all, Weird [...]

    12. Odd, Weird Little by Patrick Jennings is a children s novel that is currently scheduled for release on January 28 2014 Toulouse is the new kid, and he is a little odd He is very short, always wears a hat, and does not talk much Woodrow is not exactly popular, but he decides that giving the new kid a chance is important than becoming of a target to the schoolyard bullies The two make a good pair, they enjoy fishing and make a great volleyball team The story is simple and sweet, with fun moments [...]

    13. Opening Today we are going to read Odd, Weird Little by Patrick Jennings Let s take a look at the cover Can you guess what this book is going to be about children respond I am going to read you the table of contents and you try and predict what might be happen in this book children respond Think about the stories we have been reading Bully by Laura Seeger, Juice Box Bully by Bob Sornson and Bully by Patricia Polacco As we read Odd, Weird Little I want you to listen to how this story relates to t [...]

    14. Everyone thinks Woodrow is weird, especially the school bullies Garrett and Hubcap That is until a new kid comes to school Toulouse is short, dresses in a suit, has huge eyes, and barely speaks Woodrow sees a kindred spirit in Toulouse and soon they form a fast friendship, but even he can t shake the feeling that there is something than a little strange with his new friend.A cute little book that could be considered part of the new bully movement in books Woodrow is a cute kid who is struggling [...]

    15. Imagine being a 5th grader with the name Woodrow Schwette And orange hair and an overbite And no interest or ability with sports Woodrow accepts being outside even the outer circle of students he likes his family, reading, and making things with duck not duct, as we learn tape When a new student arrives at school, Woodrow is surprised to see a kid even quirkier than him Toulouse Houlout speaks French sort of is wearing a black suit, round glasses, a hat , and is carrying a briefcase Woodrow thin [...]

    16. This was a fun boy friendship story it seems that a lot of friendship stories are about girls, certainly the ones with drama Woodrow is kind of an odd kid and when another odd kid shows up who shares some of his interests, like fishing, he s thrilled Over the course of the book the new friendship gives Woodrow the courage to stand up to the kids who pick on him and embrace his different hobbies making stuff with duct tape.I think Jennings did a really good job of showing classroom and kid dynami [...]

    17. I wish that the cover didn t give away the entire surprise ending that the new kid at school is actually an owl Since the cover both illustrates an owl and emphasizes the OWL letters of the title, I couldn t get that imagery out of my head, and consequently, whenever Toulouse did anything bird like, it was obvious to me I wish the cover showed Toulouse as he s described in a three piece suit, gloves, and hat at all times thus hiding some of his owl like features Then perhaps I could have bought [...]

    18. Good story with an unusual twist Woodrow, roughly 4th grade he s 10 is the weird kid in class He stutters, he loves fly fishing and making things from duck tape NOT duct tape, and the bullies go after him unmercifully Despite the bullying, he s a pretty balanced kid When a new boy comes to the classroom, it s clear to Woodrow that Toulouse will be the new object of bullying he s short, he wears a suit and tie, gloves, and bowler hat to class, and he s from Quebec and doesn t appear to speak much [...]

    19. Woodrow has never been able to stand up to the boys who pick on him He s also not sure if he wants to be friends with someone who is even weirder than him he calculates that it will up his picked on factor by x6.However, his principles won t let him stand by when those boys begin to torment Toulouse He finds the courage to stand up to them, and tries to deflect attention by allowing himself to be laughed at rather than letting Toulouse be embarrassed in front of the class He is laughed at, but h [...]

    20. Woodrow has always been the weird kid that gets picked on in school Then Toulouse shows up He is even weirder than Woodrow He is tiny, doesn t speak much English, wears suits and gloves and hats, and is just plain strange Woodrow and Toulouse become friends and discover they have a lot in common besides being picked on by bullies Toulouse also has a secret a secret that explains a lot of the things he does Together Woodrow and Toulouse are stronger than they are apart and they become good enough [...]

    21. I enjoyed this and I don t think the kids will be bothered by the fact that the characters don t recognize Toulouse as an owl, even though of couse the readers do I like some of the clever details, like naming the chapters to spell owl over and over I think this book can be enjoyed by kids who like math and language from 3rd to 5th grade I had to read it because owls are my favorite Animals, at least since my library was the Owl s Nest for 10 years.The author of Guinea Dog has brought us a quick [...]

    22. Woodrow is mystified by the new kid at school His name is Toulose, he s from Canada, he s extremely short, and he never takes off his hat and gloves To add to his odd appearance, he has gigantic eyes and a pointy nose Bullies pick on him immediately Even though Woodrow would like to stop them, he doesn t have much power since he s a target of bullies as well Woodrow develops a friendship with Toulose Between Toulose s oddness and strange talents and Woodrow s convictions of right and wrong, they [...]

    23. This a charming, offbeat look at bullying While it definitely takes some suspension of disbelief, I found it easy to buy into Jennings premise, and I think that young readers will enjoy picking up on Toulouse s secret long before the characters Woodrow s evolving feelings about his potential friendship with Toulouse and what that may mean for his own position in the school pecking order are authentic and relatably presented, and the understated humor that comes from Jennings descriptions of Toul [...]

    24. A nominee for the 2015 2016 Surrey School Book of the Year.This book is wonderfully heartfelt with a powerful message about being oneself and standing up to bullying This book would be a great read aloud for many grades from Grade 2 up to Grade 5, being able to be rightsized for a grade appropriate discussion on bullying and standing up for individuality and the right to be oneself Yes, it takes the whole book but finally in the final chapter Woodrow finally realises his new friend is actually a [...]

    25. This a charming, offbeat look at bullying While it definitely takes some suspension of disbelief, I found it easy to buy into Jennings premise, and I think that young readers will enjoy picking up on Toulouse s secret long before the characters Woodrow s evolving feelings about his potential friendship with Toulouse and what that may mean for his own position in the school pecking order are authentic and relatably presented, and the understated humor that comes from Jennings descriptions of Toul [...]

    26. When Toulouse Hulot moves to school from Quebec, Woodrow is drawn to him almost immediately it seems inevitable that they are destined to be friends Toulouse is different from anyone Woodrow has ever met to begin with he is really short and he dresses like a dapper old man, carries an official briefcase, and is strangely silent at first, except for some small hooting sounds Together the two are bonded by the attention and actions of the school bullies, and a love of fly fishing The reader never [...]

    27. Woodrow has always been picked on by the bullies at school When new student Toulouse shows up with his eccentric ways, Woodrow thinks that perhaps this will redirect the torment away from him Toulouse is very small, wears a bowler hat and suit, and carries a Mary Poppins esque briefcase that seems to always have what he needs in it With his big round eyes and his odd way of speaking perhaps because he is from Montreal , Toulouse is a clear target for the bullies But Woodrow finds he likes Toulou [...]

    28. Woodrow is taken aback when a new student, Toulouse, arrives in his classroom Toulouse has a LOT of weird habits, including dressing like a little old man and hanging out in trees a lot Still, Woodrow sees other classmates being mean to Toulouse, and knows what it is like to be on the receiving end of such treatment, so the two become friends.Eventually, Woodrow realizes something about Toulouse that no one else has managed to understand, but it doesn t affect their friendship.Strengths For elem [...]

    29. Just like the title says, this was an odd, weird and little book, but I really liked it Toulouse Hulot is a new student that appears to be even weirder than the narrator, Woodrow He has big eyes, doesn t speak much, and wears a suit, bowler hat, and gloves to school Woodrow is drawn to Toulouse and they become friends Woodrow, who is bullied by two boys in his class, takes a stand when Toulouse becomes the target of ridicule This might sound like your typical school story about bullying, but wha [...]

    30. I really liked what this story wanted to tell It s about bullying and fitting in It s about being brave and being different I loved the idea of that story The author did a great job of capturing that middle grade voice The things the kids do and say happen at school It s that line kids cross all the time being that secretive bully the one where what you re doing is mean and hurtful but doesn t cross the line of getting suspended or expelled Some kids think it s a right of passage, and they are a [...]

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