3.2.2 Jake Drake Bully Buster 4-Pack
This book is the on-level title in the 3.2 Book Club Teacher's Guide. Students will continue to think about the theme of conflict. How are conflicts best resolved? The Jake Drake series by Andrew Clements is a wonderful series for third-graders, not only for its readability but also for its humor. This book has some complexity to its structure with a flashback at the beginning.
Blurb: When Jake was three years old at Miss Lulu’s Dainty Diaper Day Care Center, what did he know about bullies? Nothing. But he learned fast! Why? Because Jake was kind of smart and not a tattletale, and he had no big brother to protect him. He was a perfect bully magnet.
But everything changed the year Jake was in second grade. That’s when SuperBully Link Baxter moved to town. Jake had his hands full just trying to survive, until class project time. Who did the teacher assign to be Link’s partner? You guessed it.
Jake has to use all his smarts – and his heart as well – to turn himself from Jake Drake, Bully Magnet, to Jake Drake, Bully Buster.
Lexile Level: 650
Page Count: 80