On his way to school, a young boy suddenly announces to his classmates, "My teacher is so good, she can teach anyone," which sets this rhyming text in motion through all the letters of the alphabet (not to mention a slew of possible career choices):
She could teach an astronaut
how to float in space.
She could teach a ballet dancer
how to land with grace.
She could teach a carpenter
how to nail a roof.
She could teach a dentist
how to fill a tooth.
But where will it wind up? After going through an alphabet of career possibilities, the young boy settles down to write in his morning journal: "Yes, my teacher is so good,/ she can teach anyone./ And that makes be happy/ because this year she is teaching me!"
A little boy pays homage to his remarkably talented and creative teacher who confidently and competently teaches skills, concepts, ideas, behavior and more. In an alphabetical list of accomplishments told in rhyming text, readers see how anyone from an astronaut learning to float in space to a kayaker pulling a stroke, to a zillionaire living in style can learn from this wonderful woman. But most important is the children, and in particular, the little boy who's fortunate to be in her class this year, learning about a world beyond the three Rs. Galindo's simple, flat illustrations in lively colors outlined in black highlight each lesson's scenario with a multicultural group of young students An inspiring introduction to the new school year. —Kirkus Reviews
A boy's loving boast about his teacher ('My teacher is so good, she can teach... anyone!') carries little listeners through the alphabet from astronaut to zillionaire as he describes how his teacher could, for example, 'teach the Governor how to host a lunch,' or 'teach a Heavyweight how to throw a punch.' The classroom where kids role-play the jobs is a model of inclusiveness, and both specialized (astronaut, ballet dancer), and everyday (janitor, mechanic) occupations are highlighted. The illustrations, almost startling in their brightness, fit the happy boastfulness of the book... this is... a fun peek at careers that are just right for young children. —Booklist
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