Mrs. McGraw Learns to Draw

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Arthur A. Levine Books, Scholastic, Jan 1, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Kaethe Zemach's latest adorable offering is both a sweet school story AND a lesson for little fingers on how to draw!

Dudley Ellington tries, but he's just no good at school. Luckily, he has Ms. McCaw as a teacher. She's patient and she never lets other students pick on Dudley. Also, she knows wonderful things -- why stars shine, how plants grow. Dudley thinks Ms. McCaw knows everything.

Then one day, Ms. McCaw tries to draw a simple face on the chalkboard -- and she can't do it! The other kids start to snicker, but Dudley jumps to the rescue and gives his favorite teacher a drawing lesson. With Kaethe Zemach's cheery illustrations showing the way, all little fingers will itch to take up a pencil!

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Tentative student Dudley gets a chance to build his confidence. School isn't easy for Dudley Ellington, who often drifts into daydreams about rocket ships and race cars when he should be attending to ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Kaethe Zemach is the oldest sister in the Zemach family. Her parents, Margot and Harve Zemach, are the team behind the Caldecott Medal-winning DUFFY AND THE DEVIL. When she was fourteen, Kaethe collaborated with them on THE PRINCESS AND THE FROGGIE. Other titles include JUST ENOUGH AND NOT TOO MUCH and EATING UP GLADYS. Kaethe’s work was recently featured in a special exhibition at the Eric Carle Museum.

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