Jerry Spinelli is a very celebrated children's author. I personally find his work delightful. So when I had a choice between two books, and only one was by him, I chose the latter.
Third Grade Angels is the prequel to Spinelli's famous, Fourth Grade Rats. This book is about a third grader who has an obsession with being first, and will do anything to be it. I enjoyed this book because it was funny, and also touching on serious matters. In addition, this story had marvelous illustrations, in a cartoony form. Third Grade Angels was an enjoyable read.