Dear Substitute (Hardcover)

By Audrey Vernick, Liz Garton Scanlon, Chris Raschka (Illustrator), Chris Raschka (Cover design or artwork by)

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9781484750223, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 19, 2018

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

When a substitute teacher named Miss Pelly comes to class, one student bristles at the change in routine -- Miss Pelly doesn't follow the rules like Mrs. Giordano. But in time, our student learns that even though the substitute may do things a little differently, and she may be a bit silly, mixing things up might not be so bad. Told in a series of epistolary poems, this funny, relatable picturebook is a great fit for classrooms and for any child nervous about new experiences.


About the Author

Liz Garton Scanlon (http://lizgartonscanlon.com/) is the author of many beloved children's books, including All the World, illustrated by Marla Frazee, which won a Caldecott Honor, and her debut middle-grade novel The Great Good Summer. She lives with her family in Austin, Texas. She's all grown up now, but sometimes when she's sick she still wants her "bob."

Audrey Vernick is the author of over twenty books for young readers, including Unlike Other Monsters, Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?, First Grade Dropout, and Scarlet's Tale, as well as Bob, Not Bob! and Dear Substitute, which she cowrote with Liz Garton Scanlon. She received a 2019 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. When she feels drippy and gross, she likes to snuggle with her dog, who is not named Bob. Audrey writes from her home near the ocean, and you can find her online at www.audreyvernick.com.

Chris Raschka is the Caldecott-Award-winning illustrator of The Hello Goodbye Window and A Ball for Daisy. He also received a Caldecott Honor for Yo! Yes? and has written and illustrated numerous books for children, for which he was nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2012. He lives in New York City.


Praise For Dear Substitute

Praise for Dear Substitute:
Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year
A Gryphon Honor Book
Horn Book Fanfare
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Kansas NEA Reading Circle Recommended Reading List
A Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award Nominee