A Letter to My Teacher
- Publish Date: 2017-04-04
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Deborah Hopkinson
This funny, touching picture book âthe perfect gift for a child to give to his/her own teacherâ celebrates the difference a good teacher can make. Written as a thank-you note to a special teacher from the student who never forgot her, this moving story makes a great read-aloud and a perfect gift for Teacher Appreciation Day or the end of the school year.
Dear Teacher, Whenever I had something to tell you, I tugged on your shirt and whispered in your ear. This time Iâm writing a letter. So begins this heartfelt picture book about a girl who prefers running and jumping to listening and learningâand the teacher who gently inspires her. From stomping through creeks on a field trip to pretending to choke when called upon to read aloud, this bookâs young heroine would be a challenge to any teacher. But this teacher isnât just any teacher. By listening carefully and knowing just the right thing to say, she quickly learns that the girlâs unruly behavior is due to her struggles with reading. And at the very end, we learn what this former student is now: a teacher herself.