Dear Substitute Book

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I received this book to help facilitate my review.

We recently had the opportunity to review a new book called Dear Substitute.

When a substitute teacher named Miss Pelly comes to class, one student bristles at the change in routine—Miss Pelly doesn’t follow the rules like Mrs. Giordano. But in time, our student learns that even though the substitute may do things a little differently, and she may be a bit silly, mixing things up might not be so bad. Told in a series of epistolary poems, this funny, relatable picturebook is a great fit for classrooms and for any child nervous about new experiences.

My take:   I really liked this book because my kids (especially the youngest one) is always a little nervous when a substitute teacher is scheduled to fill in.  I loved how it was written from the perspective of the child and this book helps relieve some of the anxiety that can be felt when someone new steps in.

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