This is the Teacher (Hardcover)

By Rhonda Greene, Mike Lester (Illustrator)

Dutton Juvenile, 9780525471257, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 22, 2004



This hilarious cumulative tale in the tradition of "The House That Jack Built" depicts a typical day at school. This is the teacher all ready for school. These are the students who rush through the door and topple the teacher all ready for school. The chaos continues&150and accumulates&150on each spread.An ant farm is tipped over, the birthday boy slips and spills his cupcakes, and then the class hamster escapes. . . . Through it all, the stalwart teacher manages to keep her cool. But, boy, is she ready for bed at the end of the day.

About the Author

Rhonda Greene is a children's author and former learning disabilities teacher. Greene who has won the School Library Journal Best Book, American Booksellers "Pick of the List," Children's Book Council Showcase Book awards, among others. She is known for When a Line Bends . . . A Shape Begins, Push! Dig! Scoop!: A Construction Counting Rhyme, Santa's Stuck, and many other beloved children's titles. Mike Lester is an illustrator and political cartoonist who often has cartoons in publications like Time magazine. The books he has illustrated for Random House include A Is for Salad, Cool Daddy Rat, and The Night Before the Night Before Christmas. He lives in Rome, Georgia.