Regarding the Bathrooms: A Privy to the Past by Kate Klise

Regarding the Bathrooms: A Privy to the Past by Kate Klise is a multigenre book told through letters, memos, newspaper articles, and other forms of correspondence. NJ included Regarding the Fountain (Regarding the…) as a Battle Book this year, so I was already familiar with the cast of characters- Principal Walter Russ, Florence Waters, the townspeople, and the middle schoolers.

In this adventure, Principal Russ is hosting the SPA conference for principals at Geyser Creek Middle School. His problem? The bathrooms in the basement are gross! He enlists the help of the amazing Florence Waters once again, while the students are involved in various summer school initiatives. Criminal cases are solved by the students, the newspaper is being run by a student, and convicts break out of jail! Puns and potty humor abound, while Klise also includes plenty of historical information about baths and bathrooms, from Ancient Greece and Rome.

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