Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine

Dear Mrs. LaRue

Dear Mrs. LaRue

Series: LaRue
by Mark Teague

Through a series of hilarious letters home, Ike tries everything to get released from obedience school. Forget that the Igor Brotweiler Canine Academy is like a spa or a very fancy sleep-away camp, Ike just can't adapt. Not until the madcap climax — involving a daring rescue with tricks learned at school — does Ike work his way back into Mrs. LaRue's good graces and move back home.

Dynamic split-screen visuals contrast the colorful real world of Brotweiler with the black-and-white one in Ike's imagination, which is filled with all the melodramatic horror of a B-movie. Dog lovers, Teague lovers, and humor lovers alike will agree that Dear Mrs. LaRue is Mark's most fetching book to date.

* "A tail-wagger of a book that will have readers howling with amusement."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

6, 8, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor

About the Author

Mark Teague Mark Teague's highly original stories have been published internationally to great acclaim for nearly two decades. His numerous awards and honors include both the Book Sense Book of the Year Award and the Christopher Medal, and his titles regularly appear on the bestseller lists of the New York Times and Publishers Weekly.

The Reading Toolkit

Find Just-Right Books

Find Just-Right Books