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Garland, Michael.
New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2003.
IL K-3, RL 3.1
ISBN 0525471332

(2 booktalks)

Booktalk #1

Do you like it when someone reads a book to you?  Does your teacher read books aloud to the class?  I bet you sit and listen and enjoy, don't you?  Well Miss Smith has a very special storybook she reads to her class.  When she reads the stories, the characters pop out of the book right into the classroom!  Can you imagine?  The only way to get the characters back into the book is by finishing the story.  What will happen when Principal Rittenrotten fills in and starts to read from Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook?

Booktalk #2

Did you ever wonder what your new teacher would be like? Zack, a 2nd grader at Fairview Elementary, does and decides she will be boring. What an incredible surprise Miss Smith and her storybook turn out to be! Story time becomes magical as the characters of each story come to life in the classroom. When Miss Smith runs late one day, Principal Rittenrotten comes to cover her class. Chaos erupts and it up to Miss Smith to straighten up the mess.  (Prepared by: Lisa Ulmer, SCASL Picture Book Awards)

SUBJECTS:     Books and reading -- Fiction.
                        Teachers -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Magic -- Fiction.


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