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Grades K - 3Grades 3 - 5n/a4.218038
I'm the new kid. I am tuf. This morning I beat up a kid.

It's only the first day of school for Dexter, but he's already mad at the principal, and the secretary, and the janitor, and the kids who laugh at him. When his teacher tells the class to write a story, Dexter writes about how tough he is -- and how he's already gotten into a fight. Is any of Dexter's story true? Why was the other boy crying before Dexter hit him? And why would the other boy still want to be Dexter's friend?

Even Dexter doesn't know the answers to some of those questions. But as he deals with family problems, a persistent teacher, and a boy who's strangely interested in floor wax, he discovers many surprises hidden in his own tale.
Hardcover
Published on July 1, 2008 by San Val
ISBN-10: 1417828560
ISBN-13: 9781417828562
7 Book Reviews
  • foreverregancorn
    foreverregancornabout 2 months
    wanna read looks cool
    • izzyfarthing
      izzyfarthingabout 2 months55 stars
      Dexter Is The New Kid At King Elementary, Dexter Is already Mad At the principal And The secretary, And the janitor and kids who laugh at him. When His Teacher tells the class to write a story Dexter writes about how tough he is, And How he already beat someone up, is any of Dexter's story true? And Why was The Boy He beat Up crying Before Dexter hit him? And why would the boy want to be his friend?
      • liamgabbard29
        liamgabbard29about 2 months55 stars
        I love Dexter The Tough. The thing i like about this book is how at the beginning Dexter realized his mistakes and then he feels guilty but lies about his mistakes. In the middle he is saying sorry and then at the end Dexter is friends with robin and he finds out the secretary did not leave him out in the hallway alone. The janitor did not mean to make the floor to slippery. The principal did not know about Dexter's parents.
        • cydibudysypa
          cydibudysypaabout 2 months55 stars
          Dexter the tough is a good book because it talks about what it is like to be in school and what it is like to be school. It is about a boy who is not having a great time because his dad is very sick he cant see him
          • cat lover 123😺over 1 year
            love it!!!!
            • s54275
              s54275over 7 years
              I personally do not like this book because I felt like this book is not repeatable to me . I also feel like this book is not realistic .
              • teacher_1826
                Jesse Drinenalmost 11 years
                It's awesome!