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Korman, Gordon.
New York : Hyperion, 1998.
IL 3-6  RL 4.8
ISBN 0786813350 
Sixth grade friends Wiley and Jeff are so good at giving people nicknames that they stick, no matter what! Like Deer in Headlights for the principal and Snoopy for the kid who is always lurking around listening to other peoples business. They even make a nondescript kid cool when they call him the Iceman. But their friendship is sorely tested when they have to come up with a nickname for the new girl in class, the one they are both interested in. She defies description!  And how can they help Mr. Huge, their exuberant teacher, keep his job when the prospect seems bleak? The class has done poorly on a standardized test and Mr. Huggers job is in jeopardy unless the class can come up with a plan. You’ll love the plan the Dim Bulbs come up with and here's a hint: just read the book!  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee)
SUBJECTS:     Nicknames -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Humorous stories.


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