Can Michael's imagination save him from the first day of school?
Dear Teacher is a hilarious collection of letters from Michael to his new teacher explaining why he can't go to class. From traveling to the pyramids of Egypt to getting attacked by pirates and going to the moon in a rocket ship, each letter is increasingly outlandish and covered with Michael's incredibly funny sketches from his many "adventures."
When Michael's teacher writes back telling him how sorry she is he'll miss all of the exciting school activities planned for the year, Michael realizes all the fun he'd really miss out on.
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From Dear Teacher:
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to school for the start of the new year. I hope you have had a really fun break and are ready to dive into lots of learning!
This year your class will be working especially hard in math, history, geography, and English. I am sure that if you study carefully, you will find those spelling tests can be a fun challenge!
Your new teacher is called Miss Brooks. She has all sorts of exciting plans for the new year. We look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Mr. N. T. Grindstone
I might be a bit late for the first day of school. The weirdest thing happened today. The head of the secret service turned up! They need me for a special secret mission to find a missing explorer. I did mention the math test, but he just said that the future of the country depends on me. I couldn't say no. Sorry Miss Brooks.
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Plot/Story Line:This book revolved around Michael and his dog Bruno who decide they don¿t want to go back to school once the summer is over. Michael writes letters to his teacher explaining why he may be late, and as the letters progress, why he may not be able to show up at all. Everything from having to help the Secret Service to having to go to the moon. I laughed throughout this book. It¿s exactly what any kid out there would write to his teacher. It was well written and kids will be able to connect to the letters as it plays on their own imaginations.Editing and Writing Style:This was cute. The book is wrapped in a cover that simulates an international envelope. Each page shows a new letter written by Michael and the drawings to accompany them are funny. I think it¿s spot on.