Hyperion Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780786838844, 150pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2008
Clementine can't believe her ears her beloved teacher, Mr. D'Matz, might be leaving them for the rest of the year to go on a research trip to Egypt! No other teacher has ever understood her impulsiveness, her itch to draw constantly, or her need to play "Beat the Clock" when the day feels too long. And in his place, he's left a substitute with a whole new set of rules that Clementine just can't figure out. The only solution, she decides, is to hatch a plan to get Mr. D'Matz back. If it means ruining her teacher's once-in-a-lifetime chance -- well, it's worth it. Isn't it?
MARLA FRAZEE has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, some of which she also wrote.Her picture bookA Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Everwas named a Caldecott Honor Book. She is also the author andillustrator of Walk On! A Guide for Babies of All Ages;Santa Claus, the World's Number One Toy Expert; Roller Coaster; and Hush, LittleBaby. Sheis theillustrator of Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers, The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman, Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild by Mem Fox, and more. Marla Frazee livesin Pasadena, California. Visit her website at www.marlafrazee.com.