Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig

By Kalli Dakos; Alicia DesMarteau; Carl DiRocco (Illustrator)
Albert Whitman & Company, Hardcover, 9780807566299, 1pp.

Publication Date: January 2004

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When the school principal promises to kiss a pig if the students read 10,000 books, a girl volunteers Hamlet, her unwilling, Shakespeare-quoting pet pig. But poor Hamlet wants nothing to do with such foolishness. Full color.

About the Author
Kalli Dakos is an elementary school reading specialist who has written many books, including "Mrs. Cole on an Onion Roll, " illustrated by JoAnn Adinolfi, and two illustrated by G. Brian Karas: "Don't Read This Book, Whatever You Do! More Poems About School" and the Children's Choice Award-winning book "If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand: Poems About School." Kalli visits schools all over the United States and Canada to talk to students. She also gives teacher workshops. She lives in Ottowa, Canada, and Sterling, Virginia. You can learn more about Kalli at www.kallidakos.com.

Carl Di Rocco is a graduate of the New England School of Art & Design. A graphic designer by day, an illustrator by night, and a father round-the-clock, Carl lives in Reading, Massachusetts with his wife and three sons.
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