A Letter to My Teacher

A Letter to My Teacher

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Random House, Inc.
This funny, touching picture book –the perfect gift for a child to give to his/her own teacher– celebrates the difference a good teacher can make. Written as a thank-you note to a special teacher from the student who never forgot her, this moving story makes a great read-aloud and a perfect gift for Teacher Appreciation Day or the end of the school year.
 
Dear Teacher, Whenever I had something to tell you, I tugged on your shirt and whispered in your ear. This time I’m writing a letter. So begins this heartfelt picture book about a girl who prefers running and jumping to listening and learning—and the teacher who gently inspires her. From stomping through creeks on a field trip to pretending to choke when called upon to read aloud, this book’s young heroine would be a challenge to any teacher. But this teacher isn’t just any teacher. By listening carefully and knowing just the right thing to say, she quickly learns that the girl’s unruly behavior is due to her struggles with reading. And at the very end, we learn what this former student is now: a teacher herself.

Baker & Taylor
Written as a thank-you note to a special teacher from a student who never forgot her, a lighthearted and touching picture book describes how a little girl who prefers playing and running becomes inspired to listen and learn. Simultaneous eBook.

Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: © 2017
ISBN: 9780375868450
0375868453
Branch Call Number: E HOPKI
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Carpenter, Nancy - Illustrator

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AndLib1 May 02, 2017

Just in time for the end of the school year. A perfect gift for a Teacher or someone just beginning their career as a teacher. A poignant and universal story of a child and her first elementary school teacher. The beauty of the story is that the teacher didn't do one big thing to affect her student, but that she did many small things that changed the student's view of herself and her abilities. It's the kind of thing the good teacher, the ones you remember, do out of love for education and for each child they instruct.

AL_ALYX Apr 21, 2017

A very sweet concept, but really only good for gift-giving to teachers

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