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Did You See What I Saw?: Poems About School

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This energetic collection of twenty-four poems brings the excitement of a child's first few years at school to life. From opening a box of squeaky new crayons and swinging way up high on the playground swings to getting caught passing a note and bidding farewell to a beloved class pet, the highlights and the lowlights of classroom life are captured here.

"The rhymes and sounds and wordplay are part of the ...

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Overview

This energetic collection of twenty-four poems brings the excitement of a child's first few years at school to life. From opening a box of squeaky new crayons and swinging way up high on the playground swings to getting caught passing a note and bidding farewell to a beloved class pet, the highlights and the lowlights of classroom life are captured here.

"The rhymes and sounds and wordplay are part of the fun."
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Twenty-four poems about various aspects of going to school.

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Children's Literature
The school experience for young children is captured wonderfully in the 24 poems in this book. New and experienced school bus riders will recognize the "Big Bright Loud bumpy Stop and start Fast and slow...Yellow box on wheels." Amusing illustrations depict the frustration of kids standing in school lines and the exuberance of playing on the playground. The author's experience as a classroom teacher is evident, as she covers much ground in the poems. There are entries about what it feels like to be called on in class when you don't know the answer, or not being called on when you do. The poems are fun to read and convey much information with little text. Students will relate to poems dealing with sickness, Saturdays, the water fountain, snow days, the class pet and more because the experiences detailed are universal. Young readers can return again and again to find themselves in this book. 2001 (orig. 1996), Puffin Books/Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, $6.95 and $5.99. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewer:Jeanne K. Pettenati
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3Winters's two dozen brief poems cover a range of topics from a school bus to a drinking fountain, from common ailments (runny nose to chicken pox) to holidays. For the most part, the poems are an insubstantial lot, lacking fresh imagery or distinctive language. "Groundhog Day" and "Behind Closed Doors" do have a delightful sense of whimsy. Weston's pleasant pen-and-ink drawings ably complement the book's lighthearted tone. Overall, though, it's a less-than-memorable treatment of an ever-popular subject.Marilyn Taniguchi, Santa Monica Public Library, CA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140562651
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 630,125
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 0.08 (d)

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