Sprinkled among all the laughter are several thoughtful pieces about friendships and self-understanding.There is also a pointed lament about the fundraising activities that seem to go on all year.Here are twenty-four hilarious poems about school, where all kinds of unexpected things happen.From an unusual pledge of allegiance and jungle gym gossip to recess rules and the rules of addition, Carol Diggory Shields captures the experiences of schoolgoers with wit and verve.Carol Diggory Shields is the author of popular collections of poetry for young readers, including Lunch Money and Almost Late to School.
The bright, expressive cartoonstyle illustrations highlight the rollicking nature of most of the selections. '' has art, spelling, and calculator skills thanks to her computer, but realizes, ``...
This book by Carol Shields is full of poems about being late to school.
The poems are funny and all people who have been to school can relate to one of them.
This rollicking collection is sure to keep readers laughing until summer vacation. Kids will greet Athe poems' with enthusiasm.' -School Library Journal Carol Diggory Shields and Paul Meisel also collaborated on I Am Really a Princess (Dutton and Puffin) and I Wish My Brother Was a Dog (Dutton).
Carol Diggory Shields lives in Salinas, California. Carol Shields (1935-2003) is the author of The Stone Diaries, which won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Canada's Governor General's Award.