Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades K - 3Grades 1 - 3n/a2.911442
The long-awaited prequel to the bestseller FOURTH GRADE RATS

George, aka "Suds," has just entered third grade, and he's heard the rhyme about "first grade babies/second grade cats/third grade angels/fourth grade rats," but what does this mean for his school year? It means that his teacher, Mrs. Simms, will hold a competition every month to see which student deserves to be awarded "the halo" - which student is best-behaved, kindest to others, and, in short, perfect. Suds is determined to be the first to earn the halo, but he's finding the challenge of always being good to be more stressful than he had anticipated. Does he have to be good even outside of school? (Does he have to be nice to his annoying little sister?) And if Mrs. Simms doesn't actually see him doing a good deed, does it even count?

A warm, funny return to elementary school from master storyteller Spinelli.
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published on September 1, 2012 by Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN-10: 0545387728
ISBN-13: 9780545387729
4 Book Reviews
  • sherlockcutepup
    sherlockcutepupWednesday, October 29, 2014 at 3:14 pm55 stars
    I am in third grade and my second grade teacher gave me that book for having the hiest lexile score.
    • cocobunnys
      cocobunnysFriday, June 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm55 stars
      Ok will tell about the book. I think this book is a good book with third graders!
      • lolfriend687
        lolfriend687Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2:51 pm44 stars
        It was a good book
        • soccer3
          soccer3Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm55 stars
          Sounds cool:)))