I Got the School Spirit (Hardcover)
Bloomsbury Children's Books, 9781547602612, 32pp.
Publication Date: July 7, 2020
This exuberant celebration of the first day of school illustrated by award-winning illustrator Frank Morrison will have every kid cheering for school to begin!
Summer is over, and this little girl has got the school spirit! She hears the school spirit in the bus driving up the street--VROOM, VROOM!--and in the bell sounding in the halls--RING-A-DING! She sings the school spirit in class with her friends--ABC, 123!
The school spirit helps us all strive and grow. What will you learn today?
Don't miss these other exuberant titles:
I Got the Rhythm
I Got the Christmas Spirit
About the Author
Frank Morrison was born in Massachusetts and then moved to New Jersey. He grew up during the early days of rap music, graffiti and break dancing. He was a well-known graffiti artist and an accomplished break dancer who was part of the Sugar Hill Gang's dance entourage. It was during one of the group’s European tours he got a chance to visit the Louvre in Paris and was so intrigued by the magnificent art that he decided, at that moment, to return to his roots and become an artist.
Frank today enjoys the attention of art galleries nationwide, and is the recipient of a Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Illustrator Award for Jazzy Miz Mozetta by Brenda C. Roberts. The artist, who works in watercolor and acrylic, makes his home in Georgia with his wife, three sons, and daughter.
Praise For I Got the School Spirit…
“Christmas spirit is expressed in joyous and reflective onomatopoeic exclamations in this new holiday staple. . . . Soul-stirring and sure to put readers in a festive mood.” —Kirkus Reviews on I GOT THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
“Morrison's oil paintings capture the crackling energy of a city preparing for Christmas; the married coauthors' message about cultivating kindness, gratitude, and community the whole year through sings on the page.” —Publishers Weekly on I GOT THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
“Schofield-Morrison's onomatopoeia-inflected text and Morrison's kinetic, zoomed-in oil paintings enliven various iterations of experiencing 'the spirit' . . . An energetic and uplifting celebration of the season.” —Horn Book Magazine on I GOT THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
“The driving beat of debut author Schofield-Morrison's narrative is likely to have readers bouncing and tapping right along with her . . . An upbeat celebration of the senses, self-expression, and camaraderie.” —Publishers Weekly on I GOT THE RHYTHM
“The bright palette and vibrant tones of Morrison's loosely painted illustrations echo the energy of the text nicely . . . the book begs readers to sing and move along with this little dancer.” —Booklist on I GOT THE RHYTHM
“For a storytime that will get bodies rocking, fingers popping, and rhythm flowing.” —Library Media Connection on I GOT THE RHYTHM
“Ready made for storytime, Schofield-Morrison's text pulses with a beat of its own and practically demands audiences to clap along. . . . The urban setting and varied cast of characters make this title particularly valuable, showcasing diversity as an integral part of everyday life.” —School Library Journal on I GOT THE RHYTHM
“Vibrant. . . If a school pep rally could walk and talk, this kid would be it.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This joyful offering will be a happy addition to any shelf.” —Booklist
“The electric hues, constant motion, and winning smiles that fill Morrison's oil paintings enhance the boundless vitality of this sensory celebration of school.” —Publishers Weekly