Almost Late for School by Carol Shields
And More School Poems

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Here is a follow-up to the ever-popular Lunch Money, with all the clever exuberance and child's-eye view that made the first book an IRA-CBC Children's Choice and reviewers say, "This collection . . . belongs in every classroom." Late to school? Tell the story of all the daring deeds that delayed you. Got a science project? Make your brother disappear. From dreaded oral reports and cranky bandleaders to broken friendships and frantic fund-raisers, these twenty-two poems offer humor, surprise, and a knowing slant on the changing moods of a school day. Paul Meisel illustrates the mischief and mayhem with lively energy.

About Carol Shields

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Carol Diggory Shields is the author of many well-known picture books. Paul Meisel has illustrated many popular children's books, including (most recently) his own Zara's Hats.
Published July 28, 2003 by Dutton Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In a larger size and with full-color art, Almost Late to School and More School Poems by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. by Paul Meisel, covers some of the same ground in less slyly subversive poems.

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