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Did You See What I Saw? 

Poems About School  

Illustrated by Martha Weston 

Viking Penguin/Puffin $5.99 0-14-056265-6

Cover Copyright © by Martha Weston, 1996

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Did You See What I Saw? Poems about School celebrates the funny and touching experiences of school life, standing in line, making mistakes, getting new crayons, passing notes, feelings on snow days, the joys of recess. Whether you are five or fifty, you will find yourself here. All ages. 

Authorís comment: This book came out of my own experiences as a child in school and as a teacher. I was the second grader who passed the note to my best friend saying  "Donít you think Peter Regan is cute?". The teacher scooped it up and read it to the entire class. Thatís me on page 5- the child with the red cheeks! Martha Weston struck just the right note with her spunky illustrations.

What reviewers said: From the pleasure of squeaky new crayons "lined up in a bright yellow box " to the frustration of having to stand in line (a long thin straight line), this cheerful collection of 23 poems dramatizes the daily things that make up a small childís routine in school. The rhythm, sound, and word play are all part of the fun. Booklist.

Did You See What I Saw? is an absolute MUST-HAVE for every classroom. Ms. Winters really has captured the essence of school life in her poems. Frank Hodge: Hodgepodge.

Book Clubs and Text Books: Included in the Troll school book club. Six poems bought by the Scott Foresman reading series.

Pete & Gabby: The Bears Go to Town
The Bears Go to School (A Pete and Gabby Book)
Voices from the Oregon Trail
This School Year Will Be THE BEST!
Colonial Voices - Hear Them Speak
My Teacher for President
Voices of Ancient Egypt
Abe Lincoln, The Boy Who Loved Books
Whooo's That?
The Teeny Tiny Ghost
Whooo's Haunting the Teeny Tiny Ghost
The Teeny Tiny Ghost and the Monster
Did You See What I Saw?
How Will the Easter Bunny Know?
But Mom, Everybody Else Does!
Tiger Trail
Wolf Watch
Who's Coming for Christmas?

 

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