- Because You Are My Teacher published by Abrams Books
- Written by: Sherry North
- Illustrated by: Marcellus Hall
- We recommend this book for kids ages 4 and up
What It Is
Released in August 2012, this new book is the ultimate class trip! Because You Are My Teacher is a sweet homage to teachers and the imaginative journey that they take us on every day. The starring teacher in this book takes her kids on adventures to at least one country in each of the seven continents. For example, they sail the Atlantic Ocean on a giant schooner, travel across the desert on camel back to see the ancient Egyptian pyramids, and drift down the Amazon River on a raft.
Is It Fun?
Perfect for getting the kids’ imaginations working as they head back to school, this book is a great springboard for a geography lesson in the classroom or at home. Each page starts with “If we had ...” which is a great catalyst for creativity. And, the illustrations effectively reminds us of the special relationships that children develop with their teachers.
Who It’s For
This book would make a great gift for any teacher, and every pre-k and early elementary classroom should have a copy. Of course, it’s perfect for home as well.
What To Be Aware Of
Kids may have so much fun reading this book, they won’t realize they’re learning too!
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