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The Teachers I Loved Best

Illustrated by Erica Root
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Hardcover
$18.99 US
11.38"W x 9.25"H x 0.37"D   | 15 oz | 24 per carton
On sale Mar 07, 2023 | 32 Pages | 978-0-593-56523-0
Age 3-7 years | Preschool - 2
Educator and acclaimed poet Taylor Mali honors the magic of teachers and mentors in this joyful, energetic, uplifting gift book.

Easy teachers who gave easy tests are not the teachers I loved the best....

Perfect for teacher appreciation gifts and graduation, here is an inspirational, rhyming picture book ode to the extra-special teachers we remember all those years later.

Children will love seeing themselves and their favorite teachers in scenes bursting with positivity, highlighting not just academics but sports, drama, art, music, and community. And teachers will appreciate seeing their honored profession depicted with love and gratitude.

With gorgeous and whimsical illustrations by Erica Root, here is a book that celebrates the commitment and diversity of the special people who mentor, lead, and inspire our children.
"The theme and the words will speak to parents and children remembering the best parts of their school experiences. . . . An ode to educators that will resonate with anyone who has had a memorable teacher." —Kirkus Reviews

"Mali crafts a love poem whose speaker fondly recalls the actions of encouraging, inspiring, and supportive educators.... [an] affectionate celebration of those reaching the profession’s ideals." —Publishers Weekly
TAYLOR MALI is a poet, an educator, a four-time National Poetry Slam champion, a TED "Best of the Web" speaker, and the author of What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World and the children's book The Teachers I Loved Best. He spent nine years in the classroom and now performs and lectures for teachers around the world, helping them share a love of poetry with their students. He has performed or taught poetry in forty-two countries and in every state of the U.S. (except Wyoming!). Taylor is the former president of Poetry Slam, Inc., the nonprofit organization that oversees all poetry slams in North America. Learn more about Taylor's work at taylormali.com, and follow him on Twitter at @TaylorMali and on Instagram at @taylor_mali. View titles by Taylor Mali
ERICA ROOT is a Philadelphia-based artist and designer. Learn more about her work at ericaroot.com, and follow her on Instagram at @illustrate_this_life. View titles by Erica Root

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Educator and acclaimed poet Taylor Mali honors the magic of teachers and mentors in this joyful, energetic, uplifting gift book.

Easy teachers who gave easy tests are not the teachers I loved the best....

Perfect for teacher appreciation gifts and graduation, here is an inspirational, rhyming picture book ode to the extra-special teachers we remember all those years later.

Children will love seeing themselves and their favorite teachers in scenes bursting with positivity, highlighting not just academics but sports, drama, art, music, and community. And teachers will appreciate seeing their honored profession depicted with love and gratitude.

With gorgeous and whimsical illustrations by Erica Root, here is a book that celebrates the commitment and diversity of the special people who mentor, lead, and inspire our children.

Praise

"The theme and the words will speak to parents and children remembering the best parts of their school experiences. . . . An ode to educators that will resonate with anyone who has had a memorable teacher." —Kirkus Reviews

"Mali crafts a love poem whose speaker fondly recalls the actions of encouraging, inspiring, and supportive educators.... [an] affectionate celebration of those reaching the profession’s ideals." —Publishers Weekly

Author

TAYLOR MALI is a poet, an educator, a four-time National Poetry Slam champion, a TED "Best of the Web" speaker, and the author of What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World and the children's book The Teachers I Loved Best. He spent nine years in the classroom and now performs and lectures for teachers around the world, helping them share a love of poetry with their students. He has performed or taught poetry in forty-two countries and in every state of the U.S. (except Wyoming!). Taylor is the former president of Poetry Slam, Inc., the nonprofit organization that oversees all poetry slams in North America. Learn more about Taylor's work at taylormali.com, and follow him on Twitter at @TaylorMali and on Instagram at @taylor_mali. View titles by Taylor Mali
ERICA ROOT is a Philadelphia-based artist and designer. Learn more about her work at ericaroot.com, and follow her on Instagram at @illustrate_this_life. View titles by Erica Root

The Teachers I Loved Best

Educator and acclaimed poet Taylor Mali honors the magic of teachers and mentors in this joyful, energetic, uplifting gift book. Easy teachers who gave easy tests are not the teachers I loved the best…. Perfect for Teacher Appreciation Week and graduation, here is an inspirational, rhyming picture-book ode to the extra-special teachers we remember all

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