ALMOST LATE TO SCHOOL by Carol Diggory Shields

ALMOST LATE TO SCHOOL

and More School Poems
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 6 - 10

KIRKUS REVIEW

Twenty-two poems present a mostly lighthearted look at the trials and tribulations of elementary school. Young readers will certainly empathize with the children who create a diabolical science project to make a little brother disappear, feel terrified of giving an oral report, get an attack of giggles, or worst of all, are afraid to ask to go to the bathroom. Sprinkled among all the laughter are several thoughtful pieces about friendships and self-understanding. There is also a pointed lament about the fundraising activities that seem to go on all year. Although a few of the rhymes and rhythms are awkward, most of the poems have an easy, singsong rhythm and a nice mixture of predictable and clever rhymes. Meisel’s sprightly cartoons provide just the right accompaniment. This one might bring on an attack of giggles. (Poetry. 6-10)

Pub Date: July 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-525-45743-7
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Dutton
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 2003




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