Double Trouble in Walla Walla

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

It was an ordinary Monday morning in Walla Walla—until Lulu walked up to her English teacher’s desk. “Mrs. Bell, I feel like a nit-wit. My homework is all higgledy-piggledy. Last night it was in tip-top shape, but not it’s a big mish-mash.” With those few words, things become not so ordinary after all, for it seems that Lulu has opened up a super-duper, helter-skelter WORD WARP. Luckily for Lulu and the rest of the English-speaking world, the school nurse has an idea about how to handle this hodge-podge of topsy-turvy chit-chat. Will it work? Zig-zag through the jibber-jabber and the yakety-yak to find out!

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 1997
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 1997-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.3
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV019000, JUV057000, JUV009080
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9 x 13
Lexile 860
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 3.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 27497
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed


  • CBC Children's Books Mean Business, Winner, 1997
  • Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award, Winner, 1997


The Horn Book Guide

“Lulu disrupts a day in Walla-Walla by speaking in ‘flip-flop chitter-chatter.’ Soon her teacher, the principal, and the school nurse are caught in this ‘wibble-wobble word warp,’ whose cure is as arbitrary and random as its onset. Slick-schtick pen and watercolor illustrations feature caricatures with pip-pop eyeballs and golly-wolly expressions, but the irritating text and ambiguous ending cinches this as one thunder-blunder.”
Horn Book Guide

Author: Andrew Clements

Illustrator: Sal Murdocca