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Descripción de editorial
Fresh, funny, and full of verve and variety, this clever book of 22 illustrated poems about school captures what kids love to do when class lets out.
That wonderful bell begins to ring. “
Everyone knows that the best part of the school day is the moment it ends! After school, kids can hang out with their friends, play video games, attend music lessons, avoid chores, practice sports, do homework...well, maybe that last part isn't so great, but the rest is a blast!
Opening with two poems titled "2:48" one highlights students' eager-to-leave-school perspective, the other their teacher's not-so-different attitude Shields hopscotches over after-school terrain that readers will know well, from tackling homework and chores to trying to pick a snack from the fridge ("Something creamy and sweet?/ Or something covered with cheese?/ I hope my stomach decides/ Before I totally freeze"). Clever entries include a poem about a boy's love of manga, which reads right-to-left, and one that unfolds in text messages ("mathz ez. spLN? No clu"). Meisel's mixed-media cartoons are equally plugged into kids' digital lives, with smartphones and tablets as omnipresent as schoolbooks, backpacks, and musical instruments being practiced with varying degrees of success. Ages 6 9. Illustrator's agent: Jennifer Mattson, Andrea Brown Literary Agency.