Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Learning | Learning From Each Other

Ever since Suzy pointed out that it's back to school time, I've noticed people getting ready for school. There are sales in the stores for school supplies, and library customers have been talking about school starting for weeks. Most students are already back at school, or will be in school very soon. I just can't deny it; summer is ending.

There's a new picture book that arrived just in time for the new school year. Al Yankovic's My New Teacher and  Me is a story told in rhymes.  Mr. Yankovic (who usually goes by the name "Weird Al") seems to have been influenced by Dr. Seuss for this project. The "me" in the book title is Little Billy; on the first day of the school year, he tells so many tall tales that his new teacher, Mr. Booth, is skeptical. In fact, Mr. Booth uses the words "highly unlikely" in response to the first story Little Billy tells. But something happens near the end of the book that makes him wonder if he's wrong about that.

This is a book that will make you giggle, but it will also make you remember that, just as students learn from teachers, teachers learn from students.  

1 comment:

  1. I love the cover! I'm requesting this immediately!