Tuesday, Dec. 08, 2009

Pick a Pumpkin, Mrs. Millie! by Judy Cox, illustrated by Joe Mathieu

If you believe, as I do, that teachers have the noblest job on the planet, have I got a teacher for you! Meet Mrs. Millie, which not coincidentally rhymes with silly. Mrs. Millie is the master of the malapropism, to the delight of her students, who get to play teacher and correct her. "It's cold today," Mrs. Millie says. "Don't forget your jackals!" " 'Don't you mean our jackets?' we ask, giggling." I read the first book in this series, Don't Be Silly, Mrs. Millie, to a class of first graders four years ago. They simply doved this book!