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A companion volume to the bestselling If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand and Don't Read This Book, Whatever You Do, this collection is custom-made for children just learning to read.

Teachers, students, and parents alike will welcome this collection of 32 wacky and wonderful school poems, illustrated with energetic color-infused paintings.

About The Author

Kalli Dakos is an elementary school reading specialist who has written many books,including Mrs. Cole on an Onion Roll, illustrated by JoAnn Adinolfi, and two illustrated by G. Brian Karas: Don't Read This Book, Whatever You Do! More Poems About School and the Children's Choice Award-winning book If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand: Poems About School. Kalli visits schools all over the United States and Canada to talk to students. She also gives teacher workshops. She lives in Ottowa, Canada ,and Sterling, Virginia. You can learn more about Kalli at

About The Illustrator

JoAnn Adinolfi was born in Staten Island, New York. She grew up in a big, Italian family with lots of love and good things to eat. JoAnn studied illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany. She has lived in many different places and now resides in snowy New Hampshire surrounded by scientists. Her husband is a physics professor, her son is a marine biology major, and her daughter is a biology major. JoAnn works in a studio in her backyard, which everyone calls The Shed even after she put a sign on it that says “Studio.” When she’s not working, she loves to travel with her family anywhere and everywhere.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 1, 1999)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689826870
  • Ages: 5 - 8

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