Hamsters, Shells, and Spelling Bees (Hardcover)

School Poems (I Can Read Level 2)

By Lee Bennett Hopkins, Sachiko Yoshikawa (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780060741129, 48pp.

Publication Date: May 27, 2008

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From the very first day of the school year, there is so much to do! So grab your backpack, hop on that school bus, and don't forget your lunch. Whether you're practicing for the spelling bee or getting ready for the big school play, there isn't a moment to lose!

Lee Bennett Hopkins delivers an assortment of twenty spectacular poems from writers such as Jane Yolen, Alice Schertle, and J. Patrick Lewis that are perfect for show-and-tell. Sachiko Yoshikawa's vivid illustrations are sure to delight the whole class!

About the Author

Noted poet Lee Bennett Hopkins has edited or authored numerous books for children, including the I Can Read Books Hamsters, Shells, and Spelling Bees; A Pet for Me: Poems; and the ALA Notable Children's Book Surprises. The recipient of a Christopher Award and the University of Southern Mississippi's Medallion for "lasting contributions to children's literature," Mr. Hopkins lives in Florida.

Sachiko Yoshikawa moved to the U.S. from Japan in 1988 to study art. She has lived in California, Arizona, Oregon, East Africa and currently, in Washington state. She is the illustrator of What is Science? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich.

Praise For Hamsters, Shells, and Spelling Bees: School Poems (I Can Read Level 2)

“Targeted straight to emerging readers . . . these reassuring poems will find an accepting audience among both young and listeners.”—
— ALA Booklist