Once Upon an Ordinary School Day

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Mar 10, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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A celebration of extraordinary teachers!

The boy's breakfast is ordinary, his walk to school is ordinary, even his thoughts are ordinary. But when he goes to his classroom and sits down at his desk, his day begins to change - a new teacher, Mr. Gee, bursts into the classroom with an extraordinary idea that challenges all the children to use their imagination. Suddenly an ordinary day is turned topsy-turvy, and the boy is inspired in a way that will change him forever.

The rollicking words and pictures celebrate the unexpected in this tribute to great teachers and students everywhere.

Once Upon an Ordinary School Day is a 2006 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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User Review  - ravjohns - LibraryThing

This is another book that illustrates the teacher as an inspirational figure. LOVE IT. I think its something very important to remember. Teachers have the ability to light a spark in their students or ... Read full review

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User Review  - bhellmay - LibraryThing

The illustrations of the book are only black and white at the beginning - everything ordinary. By the time, a teacher brought some music and tells them to be creative and write about whatever they ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Colin McNaughton has written and illustrated over sixty children's books. He lives in London, England.

Satoshi Kitamura is the prize-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including Me and My Cat? and, most recently, Comic Adventures of Boots. He lives in London, England.

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