I'm Not Feeling Well Today by Shirley Neitzel

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Anyone who can turn pages can read this book.And what fun it is! If you're not felling well today, the prescription for felling better--quickly--is:

A box of tissue

A cat

Cartoons on TV

A bear

And a whole bedful of other things guaranteed to make any day a happy one!

 

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In Her Own Words... "My earliest memories are of my In Her Own Words... "My earliest memories are of my mother reading aloud. A lot of characters from books were remother reading aloud. A lot of characters from books were real to me, as our family ritual included bedtime stories for al to me, as our family ritual included bedtime stories for me and chapters from longer books for the older children. "I wanted to read for myself, so I often lay on the kitche> "I wanted to read for myself, so I often lay on the kitchen floor while my mother worked and I 'read' to her from memon floor while my mother worked and I 'read' to her from memory. Soon I realized I could tell the story more exactly if Iry. Soon I realized I could tell the story more exactly if I looked carefully at the words on the page. Spelling aloud t looked carefully at the words on the page. Spelling aloud the words I couldn't figure out, I worked my way through enouhe words I couldn't figure out, I worked my way through enough stories to satisfy me until our nightly reading session. gh stories to satisfy me until our nightly reading session. "I was eager to start kindergarten, and the day finally "I was eager to start kindergarten, and the day finally came when I walked the mile from our small farm in the westecame when I walked the mile from our small farm in the western part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula to a one-room school. rn part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula to a one-room school. I watched eagerly as the teacher gave each child a stack of I watched eagerly as the teacher gave each child a stack of books. When she gave me only one, I was disappointed, but I books. When she gave me only one, I was disappointed, but I turned it sideways and read the parts that said 'To the Teacturned it sideways and read the parts that said 'To the Teacher.' Then I carefully followed the directions. When my teacher.' Then I carefully followed the directions. When my teacher said she wanted to talk to my mother, I thought I was inher said she wanted to talk to my mother, I thought I was in trouble, but it turned out she thought I should work with t trouble, but it turned out she thought I should work with the first graders. That made me happy because they each had mhe first graders. That made me happy because they each had more than one book. "My love of reading continued. In sixore than one book. "My love of reading continued. In sixth grade I went to the 'big' school in town. The school had th grade I went to the 'big' school in town. The school had a room with one whole wall filled with books. Immediately, Ia room with one whole wall filled with books. Immediately, I decided to read every book in that library. A story I wrote decided to read every book in that library. A story I wrote was chosen for our school newspaper. I enjoyed people telli was chosen for our school newspaper. I enjoyed people telling me they liked 'My Life as a Pencil.' "In high school ng me they liked 'My Life as a Pencil.' "In high school I won some essay contests, so I thought of a career in journI won some essay contests, so I thought of a career in journalism. But I became a teacher instead so I could continue realism. But I became a teacher instead so I could continue reading wonderful books for children. I encouraged my studentsading wonderful books for children. I encouraged my students to write, and sometimes I shared my writing with them. to write, and sometimes I shared my writing with them. "While planning one assignment for my students, I played wit"While planning one assignment for my students, I played with the pattern of the nursery rhyme 'The House That Jack Builh the pattern of the nursery rhyme 'The House That Jack Built.' My students laughed in the right places, and friends enct.' My students laughed in the right places, and friends encouraged me to send my rhyme to an editor. It took a lot of couraged me to send my rhyme to an editor. It took a lot of courage to do that, but I sent it to Greenwillow. The editor-ourage to do that, but I sent it to Greenwillow. The editor-in-chief, Susan Hirschman, liked my rhyme, and chose Nancy Win-chief, Susan Hirschman, liked my rhyme, and chose Nancy Winslow Parker to illustrate it. Nancy drew little pictures tinslow Parker to illustrate it. Nancy drew little pictures to replace some of the words. The result was The Jacket I Weao replace some of the words. The result was The Jacket I Wear in the Snow, the first in our series of rhyme-and-rebus bor in the Snow, the first in our series of rhyme-and-rebus books. "Usually I start with a topic and decide how the stoks. "Usually I start with a topic and decide how the story should end. Then I write little snippets of rhyme and, lory should end. Then I write little snippets of rhyme and, like putting a puzzle together, figure out how each part connike putting a puzzle Illustrator and children's writer Nancy Winslow Parker was born in Maplewood, New Jersey, on October 18, 1930. She graduated from Mills College in California. She continued her art education at the Art Students League and the School of Visual Arts in New York. After a succession of varied jobs, she became art director for Appleton-Century-Crofts and, later, graphic designer for Holt, Rienhart and Winston. Her first book, The Man with the Take-Apart Head, was published in 1974. Other works include Willy Bear (1977) and My Mom Travels a Lot (1983), both winners of the Christopher Award. Winslow has won numerous other awards, including the American Library Association Notable Book, Honorable Mention by the New York Academy of Science's Children's Science Book Award, and the New York Times Best Illustrated list.
 
Published March 1, 2001 by Greenwillow Books. 32 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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/ You say if I were really ill, / I’d not complain, I’d just lie still?” Just when he’s beginning to feel a twinge of guilt about the whole thing, it’s discovered that there is no school that day on account of snow.

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