Teacher Appreciation Day
Lynn Plourde. Dutton Books, $16.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-525-47113-4
After surviving School Picture Day, Mrs. Shepherd and her class return in Teacher Appreciation Day also by Plourde, illus. by Thor Wickstrom. Maybella Jean Wishywashy can't decide how to honor her teacher, and makes one well-intentioned mess after another, which Mrs. Shepherd stoically endures. A rhyming, read-aloud refrain and zany artwork showing Maybella's antics pack the punch in this tale of the eventual victory of the nonconformist.
Reviewed on: 04/01/2003