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My Teacher's Not Here!

by Lana Button, illustrated by Christine Battuz

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As soon as she arrives at school, Kitty knows there's trouble. “Smiling Miss Seabrooke should be here to meet me. But my teacher is missing and NOT here to greet me.” With no Miss Seabrooke, everyone should be sent home, right? But no! Kitty and her classmates line up as usual and walk into the school building. Kitty's worries build as she wonders how she will get through the day without her teacher. What will she do when her Thermos gets stuck or her jacket won't zip? Miss Seabrooke is the only one who can fix these things. Or is she?

Author Lana Button perfectly captures the fears and uncertainties of a kindergartner dealing with her first substitute teacher. She also models a way to cope, as Kitty steps up to help the substitute --- a “ginormously tall” giraffe named Mr. Omar --- and discovers that sometimes change can be good. Button's playful and lively cadenced rhyming text, together with Christine Battuz's friendly illustrations of a full cast of animal characters at school, make this a terrific picture book for story time. It provides an excellent lead-in to prepare a class for their first substitute, or for a discussion about how it feels when life doesn't go as expected. A celebration of self-discovery and personal development, this book also makes a wonderful choice for character education lessons on kindness, empathy and perseverance. Educators will appreciate the heartfelt depiction of a young child's warm feelings for her teachers.

About the Authors

Lana Button

LANA BUTTON has a background in early childhood education and is the author of several picture books. Lana’s books are often used to help children overcome anxiety and boost self-esteem. She and her husband live in Burlington, Ontario and have three grown daughters, a doting dog and a spoiled cat.

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Christine Battuz received her Master of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts of Perugia in Italy. She has illustrated more than 60 children’s books and has worked on projects in various parts of the world including Canada, the United States, Korea and some countries in Europe. She is also an art teacher and has worked with students of all ages to share her passion for books and drawing. A partner in the graphic design studio Kuizin Studio, she collaborates regularly with the design and animation department. Born in France, she now lives in Bromont, Quebec.
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Contributor Notes

Lana Button works in early childhood education. Her writing has been published in Lady Bug magazine and Today's Parent. Willow's Whispers is Lana's first book for Kids Can Press.

Christine Battuz has illustrated over sixty books for children, including Wade's Wiggly Antlers, and has taught art to children of all ages. She lives in Bromont, Quebec.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 7
Grade:
p to 2

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