Bibliographical Information: Polacco, P. (2003). Mr. Lincoln’s Way New York: Harper Collins.
Brief Annotation: Mean Eugene is not nice to the people in the school and says inappropriate things to people. The principal Mr. Lincoln is liked by everyone but Eugene and Mr. Lincoln is trying to find a way to get him to like him.
Genre: Important Ideas
Grade Level: 1-5
Readers who will like this: I think all readers will enjoy this book because we all have that favorite teacher that we talk about. We also usually know that one specific person who feels differently about that teacher.
Rating/Response: 5 I could think of my favorite teacher in high school and how he would do anything for anyone but a lot of people didn’t like him because he was the hockey coach and they had been having a couple bad seasons.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: Do you have a favorite teacher? Why are they your favorite?
Reading Strategy: Important Ideas
Rationale for Strategy: This book draws upon the talents of the mean kid and how the principal uses this as a way to befriend him. This is an important detail in the story and is something that children can learn from when befriending others themselves.
Posted by: Brittany Billiet