Study Guide

Sideways Stories From Wayside School Tough-o-Meter

By Louis Sachar

Tough-o-Meter

(1) Sea Level

This book wouldn't be out of place in a third-grade classroom, but that doesn't mean it can only be appreciated by eight-year-olds. Sideways Stories has a surprisingly wry, offbeat sense of humor wrapped up in a very childlike package. File this next to your beloved Ramona books—it just might make you laugh twice as hard.