This poetry anthology features new poems from 14 poets, celebrating the grown-ups that children encounter throughout the course of their school day: the school bus driver, the teacher, the custodian, the nurse, and others.
“Fifteen previously unpublished poems…praise familiar figures at school… Shi’s warm digital images infuse adults and children with personality in a vibrant tribute to trusted staffers and educators.” – Publishers Weekly
“Prolific anthologist Hopkins encourages his audience with a series of poems describing school personnel…Shi's digital illustrations show students of varying ethnicities and a staff diverse in age and gender…They add significant details. This surprisingly even collection includes short poems by 14 different authors including the compiler… vital… for a back-to-school collection and good for reading aloud.” -Kirkus Reviews
“The verse of several well-known poets…interweave beautifully with that of many less familiar voices, resulting in a collection that is fun to read and to listen to. The digital artwork is bright and eye-catching; the cartoon people animated and upbeat. Used to kick off a writing assignment or to brighten up a gloomy day, these entertaining poems will hit the spot.” –School Library Journal