Almost Late for School

Almost Late for School

And More School Poems

By Carol Diggory Shields; Paul Meisel (Illustrator)

Dutton Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780525457435, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 28, 2003


Here is a follow-up to the ever-popular Lunch Money, with all the clever exuberance and child's-eye view that made the first book an IRA-CBC Children's Choice and reviewers say, "This collection . . . belongs in every classroom." Late to school? Tell the story of all the daring deeds that delayed you. Got a science project? Make your brother disappear. From dreaded oral reports and cranky bandleaders to broken friendships and frantic fund-raisers, these twenty-two poems offer humor, surprise, and a knowing slant on the changing moods of a school day. Paul Meisel illustrates the mischief and mayhem with lively energy.

About the Author

Carol Diggory-Shields is the author of many works for children including the poetry books�Lunch Money, Almost Late to School, and�After the Bell Rings. �She currently works as a children�s librarian and previously worked with children as a recreational therapist. She lives in northern California.