The Magical Ms Plum Author:Bonny Becker Ms. Plum is the best teacher at Springtime Elementary School: after a year with her, every student in her class has blossomed. The secret is in the supply closet. Whenever students open it to replenish Ms. Plum’s chalk or pencils, they discover an animal that fits in with their personality: Tashala, a cowboy wannabe, finds a stallion; smarty-pan... more »ts Eric discovers a mind-reading parrot. Each critter is instrumental in teaching the children something important about themselves. The children can never decide if Ms. Plum is magical or if it is the closet itself that is enchanted. In the end, it doesn’t really matter. Just like Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Ms. Plum weaves a kind of magic that is tailor-made to each child. And just like all great teachers, she knows how to help students get the best out of themselves. This book will have readers wishing and searching for a Ms. Plum in their own lives. Grades 2-4. --Kara Dean
Ms. Plum is the magical teacher every schoolkid wishes for!
Everybody wants to be in Ms. Plum’s class. It’s not just that she teaches the usual things in unusual ways. There’s something more, something about Ms. Plum herself—and her mysterious supply closet. Whenever she asks her students to get her an eraser or a pencil or some paper clips, they come back with something . . . unusual. Who’d have thought a pinky-sized alligator, a big-mouth parrot, or a tiny wolf could teach kids a thing or two about life?
Each year, Ms. Plum is certain she’s had her best class ever. And it looks like this year . . . she’s right!
Relatable behavioral and personality issues are poked gently with empathy and humor in this fun, warmhearted chapter book.« less