The students of Wayside School returned to their thirty story school building, glad that the cows were gone and the building opened again. (You'll have to read “Wayside School is Falling Down” if you want to understand.) But for the students in Mrs. Jewls class, the joy is shortlived.
Mrs. Jewls is going to have a baby, and while she is gone, the class will be having a substitute teacher. After the children's bad experiences in the past, they will forever be suspicious of any new teacher they get. Indeed, their suspicions are well founded for their substitute teachers are rather weird, even by Wayside School standards: Mr. Gorf, a man with three nostrils; Mrs Drazil, the teacher who never forgets anything, not even homework missed twenty years ago; and Miss Nogard, the young woman with three ears.
For those who read “Wayside School Get a Little Stranger,” Louis Sachar provides another humorous grade school adventure with plenty of double meanings and hidden messages. I would definitely recommend this story for elementary school age children.