Illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa
Even the best teachers can have an oopsy day. Mr. Bungles’ day starts with a bump on his head, jam on his tie and soap in his eye. When he gets to school, he lets the class hamster Nibbles escape! The beloved Mr. Bungles shows kids that even with the oopsies, a day can turn out to be fun.
Even the best teachers can have an oopsy day. Mr. Bungles gets out of bed and bumps his head. He drips jam on his tie and gets soap in his eye. He lets the class hamster Nibbles escape, and leads his students on a wild chase all around the town. The students love their teacher, Mr. Bungles. In this shout-out-the-word story, he shows them how to make school fun!
“Calmenson and Yoshikawa’s high-energy romp follows the hapless Mr. Bungles through another calamitous day (Late for School!, 2008)…Calmenson’s verses reflect Mr. Bungles’ breathless day. The clever format leaves the last rhyming word to the page-turn, allowing kids who are listening to shout out the answer…readers’ enjoyment practically guarantees that he will face yet another bad day sometime in the near future. – Kirkus
The accident-prone teacher who first appeared in Late for School (Carolrhoda, 2008) is back. After getting soap in his eye and jam on his tie, Mr. Bungles knows that it’s going to be an “oopsy” day…. The full-color cartoon illustrations capture the nonstop action, while the rhyming text — placing the next important rhyming word on the following page — builds momentum… for breathless, laugh-filled storytimes. – School Library Journal