|Format:||Book on CD 2007|
|Availability:||Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 6 copies|
Fifth-grader Dave Packer and his classmates are so chatty that their teachers have trouble quieting them down. However, after learning about Mahatma Gandhi, Dave becomes intrigued with silence. In a moment of good fun, Lynsey and the rest of the fifth-grade girls challenge Dave and the boys to a two-day no-talking contest. Although the teachers are relieved to have some peace and quiet, they become concerned at the sudden change of behavior and demand that the kids begin talking again.
"You have the right to remain silent." However...The fifth-grade girls and the fifth-grade boys at Laketon Elementary don't get along very well. But therealproblem is that these kids are loud and disorderly. That's why the principal uses her red plastic bullhorn. A lot.Then one day Dave Packer, a certified loudmouth, bumps into an idea -- a big one that makes him try to keep quiet for a whole day. But what does Dave hear during lunch? Agirl,Lynsey Burges, jabbering away. So Dave breaks his silence and lobs an insult. And those words spark a contest: Which team can saythe fewest wordsduring two whole days? And it's the boys against the girls.How do the teachers react to the silence? What happens when the principal feels she's losing control? And will Dave and Lynsey plunge the whole school into chaos?This funny and surprising audiobook is about language and thought, about words unspoken, words spoken in anger, and especially about the power of words spoken in kindness...with or without a bullhorn. It's Andrew Clements at his best -- thought-provoking, true-to-life, and very entertaining.
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Contests -- Fiction.
Behavior -- Fiction.
Communication -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fictiion.
|Publisher|| New York :Simon & Schuster Audio,2007
Read by Keith Nobbs.
3 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.