Back of book: Martin MacGregor is having one rotten week! First, his substitute teacher, Mrs. Payne, gives out mountains of homework. And when Martin’s dog literally eats his homework, little does he know it’s only the beginning of his troubles. Martin’s homework ends up in the washing machine, goes to preschool with his little sister, and blows onto the roof of the school. Martin just can’t catch a break! But with some creativity and a positive attitude, Martin finds his own way to turn homework into fun-and turn it in on time!
My Review: All children dislike homework and come up with many excuses as to why they can’t do it or lost it. Every teacher has a student who is like Martin and somehow cannot seem to locate his or her homework every day. I think this book has a very valuable lesson hidden in it which is to allow students to have more freedom to research things they love. I found this book to actuality line up with the idea of project based learning. Overall an excellent story with a fun ending that will keep children engaged.