Miss Brilliant is full of ideas. With her students she celebrates everything: teeth, corn, mummies, spiders -- and plays!
Only Josť isn't interested in "Mary Had a Little Lamb," or being a Brilliant Player, or even his surprise role.
But as Josť learns about drama and tension and working with his classmates, he finds that he, too, has his own special place in Miss Brilliant's class and in her heart.
Aliki has created a memorable teacher and a class full of personalities that all readers will want to join.
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Aliki's books are enjoyed by readers worldwide. They reflect her many interests -- from Greek mythology and prehistoric times to Egyptian tombs, aquariums, music, zoos, Shakespeare, and our inner world of feelings and all they encompass. Now, in a play's the thing, Aliki creates an unforgettable teacher who shares with her students her passion for learning and a zest for life.From School Library Journal:
Starred Review. Grade 1-3–Aliki's latest production explores how an experienced teacher uses a student-led performance of Mary Had a Little Lamb to help one of the children deal with his bullying behavior. When Miss Brilliant's class decides to put on a fractured version of the story poem, Josť must learn to work with his classmates and overcome his antisocial tendencies. Children will readily identify with the variety of characters and dynamics that populate this class. The students represent a smorgasbord of nationalities and often make references to their cultural heritages. The format of the book resembles comic strips with blocked pictures in various sizes used to contain the action and conversation bubbles. An independent narrative runs beneath these boxes. This text needs the dialogue to flesh out the plot. It is in the conversation bubbles that Josť's defiant attitude and self-awareness are evident. Using the book with a group may prove difficult because children will not be able to appreciate the nuances of the boy's expressions and his deliberately unkind actions. This is, however, the type of work that children will be drawn to again and again because they recognize their world so aptly captured in both word and art. Each time they revisit, they will find something new in the colorful cartoon illustrations that prove that Aliki knows her audience.–Maura Bresnahan, High Plain Elementary School, Andover, MA
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060743557
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