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Dear Teacher

A Funny Back To School Book For Kids About First Day Jitters

Published: July 2010
SKU: 9781402242687

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Can Michael's imagination save him from the first day of school?

Dear Teacher is a hilarious collection of letters from Michael to his new teacher explaining why he can't go to class. From traveling to the pyramids of Egypt to getting attacked by pirates and going to the moon in a rocket ship, each letter is increasingly outlandish and covered with Michael's incredibly funny sketches from his many "adventures."

When Michael's teacher writes back telling him how sorry she is he'll miss all of the exciting school activities planned for the year, Michael realizes all the fun he'd really miss out on.

Get ready for school to start with this sweet and silly first day jitters book. Perfect for a teacher to use in the classroom, or for families to read together at home before going back to school.

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Case Count: 70
  • Age range: 4-8
"Husband's bright, doodle-like illustrations and dynamic letters will help readers realize real-life escapades can be as fun as imaginary ones." — Publishers Weekly
"The wild, colorful illustrations show the imaginative play, and kids with back-to-school panic will find comic relief in these over-the-top scenes." — Booklist
"This entertaining book is perfect for the beginning of school — and the best letter is the last, a postcard from the zoo field trip to his mom and dad where he explains that he'll be staying at the zoo to work with the wild animals." — Colorado Parent" — Colorado Parent
"Kids will love the lighthearted artwork, Miss Brooks' thoughtful replies to Michael's outrageous correspondence and the international adventures that threaten to keep him out of school." — L.A. Parent" — L.A. Parent Magazine

"When Michael gets a letter from the principal telling him about his new teacher, he decides he is not going back to school in the autumn. He sends a series of creative letters to his teacher saying why he won't be in class when school starts. He imagines many adventures from skiing down Mt. Everest, riding a motorcycle around the pyramids in Egypt, taking a raft down the Amazon River where he finds hidden treasure, being attacked by pirates, chasing pirates on the Orient Express. His faithful dog goes on all these adventures with him. By the end of the book Michael does go to school and is having a great time on a field trip to the zoo. The boldly colored artwork is not sophisticated, and the reader could believe that a child did them. Boy readers will like the book as well reluctant readers. It is fun and colorful, imaginative and thought provoking. It would be a fun read-along with a discussion on Predicting what comes next. Recommended." — Library Media Connection

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