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With a friend like Patrick, who needs enemies? Patrick is a showoff and a prankster, and Richard is his usual target. Resolved not to let Patrick get him in trouble, Richard is sucked in by The Mosquito, a way to eat red Jell-O through a straw, and of course trouble ensues. Complications arise when the new girl from France thinks the boys are seriously injured, and miscommunication is all too easy when idioms in English and in French are taken literally. The shifting alliances, interests, and concerns of second-graders are authentically and humorously depicted in this easy-to-read school story.
Second-grader Richard finds himself in big trouble during Mind Your Manners Month when he unwittingly captures the attention of Patrick, the class clown, and Sophie, a French girl who has trouble with idioms.
Number of Pages: 135
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Jamie Gilson
Street Date: August 25, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-8046
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