Book Review: Nikki and Deja: Substitute Trouble
Deja is dismayed to learn that her teacher has had an accident and a substitute will be taking her place. Under the new sub’s care, nothing is the same in Room Ten. A few of the class troublemakers plot to take advantage of the clueless teacher, and soon other students join in. Should Nikki and Deja go along with the rest of the kids in tormenting him? Should they help him out by tattling on their classmates? Or is there another way to handle the situation?
There are several Nikki and Deja books in this series but each one can stand alone. I’ve previously reviewed Nikki and Deja: Wedding Drama. These books are intended for beginning readers, ages 6-9. Even though the two main characters are girls, my nine year old son enjoyed this book.
This book illustrates why it’s important to behave for a substitute teacher and follow the rules at school in general in a fun way. Nikki and Deja are good girls who follow the rules without being tattletales or goody-goodies. I appreciated how the girls figured out how things would be different if the first sub was more sure of himself.
I really like how this series features children of color without race being the central issue to the story. They add a nice bit of diversity to our home library.
(I received this book courtesy of Amazon Vine.)
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