Mann, Jennifer K. I Will Never Get A Star On Mrs. Benson’s Blackboard. PICTURE BOOK. Candlewick, 2015. $17. Content: G.
Poor Rose tries so hard to do things the way Mrs. Benson wants her to, but she is positive she will never do anything to merit a star next to her name on the blackboard. Mrs. Benson doesn’t give stars for daydreaming or milk spilling, you know. There must be something Rose can do to merit a star!
Many many students will empathize with Rose and her enthusiasm and her being not quite able to get the hang of classroom order. I can think of some teachers who should read this too, in fact, in order to remember what it is like to be small and learning.
Pre-K, EL (K-3) - ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library Teacher