To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness.
I teach second grade and my students cannot get enough of these books. They are motivating and accessible to even my most reluctant readers. Each book also comes with a fun little activity section in the back, which my students love (e.g., how to make ice cream in a jar, how to make your own puppet pal). I even had one student meticulously copy all of the "how to" sections so he can try the at home. I would recommend these books to any kid- or overgrown kid- who loves to laugh!
I am shocked that this was part of our schools curriculum as an option for reading material, and I have let his teacher/ principle know. I continue to struggle to find quality literature for my children that does not necessarily include the classics. These books are filled with phrases like "girls are stupid, my sister is stupid and my mother is stupid" as well name calling "you're a freak" and bullying with little resolution. They are not isolated incidents but they are attitudes and language used thought the books. This is not what I want my kids reading, living or learning about. Returned these the day we got them.