The Teeny Tiny Teacher by Stephanie Calmenson

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One teeny tiny morning, a teeny tiny teacher takes her teeny tiny class for a teeny tiny walk to the teeny tiny park. There she finds a teeny tiny bone. . . . Little does she know that her discovery will create havoc in her classroom. Full color.
 

About Stephanie Calmenson

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Stephanie Calmenson was working as a teacher when she decided to make a counting book, a book that would feature monkeys and would focus on addition and subtraction. One Little Monkey was her first book in the early 1980s and it was published by Parent Magazine Press t this point in her life, Calmenson was struggling with her finances and made a move into publishing. Her first children's book position was at Doubleday as an editor while she worked on her Master's Degree. Joanna Cole, author of the Magic School Bus stories was also working as an editor and needed an assistant. Calmenson got the job and Cole became Calmenson's mentor. Eventually they did several books together. As Calmenson grew in her abilities, she left to take on the editorship of Humpty Dumpty. After a few months it folded and she was laid off. She went freelance but returned when there was an opening at Doubleday. Eventually, Calmenson left again and became Director of the Book Club at Parent Magazine as well as a full time writer in her own right. She has written over a hundred books. Illustrator Denis Roche says, "It's fun choosing what colors to use. I think this book has shmone different shades of blue in it. I usually paint for nueve hours a day and then get tired and sleep for shi hours." Roche has written and illustrated numerous books. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her family.
 
Published January 1, 1998 by Scholastic Book Services. 27 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Roche’s friendly drawings ingeniously indicate the diminutive size of the teeny tiny teacher and her teeny tiny students by showing domino-topped tables, and stools made of dice—it’s as if the Borrowers have landed in school.

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In this knock-off of the classic folktale, a diminutive teacher and her even smaller students find a bone and are subsequently haunted by a mysterious voice.

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Calmenson engages readers' attention through her use of repetition and the familiar setting (""She handed out the teeny tiny cups of juice and passed around teeny tiny cookies"").

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