This exuberant celebration of the first day of school illustrated by award-winning illustrator Frank Morrison will have every kid cheering for school to begin!
Summer is over, and this little girl has got the school spirit! She hears the school spirit in the bus driving up the street--VROOM, VROOM!--and in the bell sounding in the halls--RING-A-DING! She sings the school spirit in class with her friends--ABC, 123!
The school spirit helps us all strive and grow. What will you learn today?
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About the Author
Connie Schofield-Morrison has been writing since she was a young girl and is inspired every day by the big sounds and bright colors of the world around her. I Got the Rhythm is her first picture book.
FRANK MORRISON is a renowned fine artist whose work was featured in Our Children Can Soar. He has lent his talents to many picture books, including Alex Rodriguez's Out of the Ballpark, Queen Latifah's Queen of the Scene, and Brenda Roberts' Jazzy Miz Mozetta, for which he won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent. He lives in Georgia.
"Vibrant. . . If a school pep rally could walk and talk, this kid would be it." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"The electric hues, constant motion, and winning smiles that fill Morrison’s oil paintings enhance the boundless vitality of this sensory celebration of school." - Publishers Weekly
"This joyful offering will be a happy addition to any shelf." - Booklist
"Christmas spirit is expressed in joyous and reflective onomatopoeic exclamations in this new holiday staple. . . . Soul-stirring and sure to put readers in a festive mood." - Kirkus Reviews on I GOT THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
"Morrison’s oil paintings capture the crackling energy of a city preparing for Christmas; the married coauthors’ message about cultivating kindness, gratitude, and community the whole year through sings on the page." - Publishers Weekly on I GOT THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
"Schofield-Morrison's onomatopoeia-inflected text and Morrison's kinetic, zoomed-in oil paintings enliven various iterations of experiencing 'the spirit' . . . An energetic and uplifting celebration of the season." - Horn Book Magazine on I GOT THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
"The driving beat of debut author Schofield-Morrison’s narrative is likely to have readers bouncing and tapping right along with her . . . An upbeat celebration of the senses, self-expression, and camaraderie." - Publishers Weekly on I GOT THE RHYTHM
"The bright palette and vibrant tones of Morrison’s loosely painted illustrations echo the energy of the text nicely . . . the book begs readers to sing and move along with this little dancer." - Booklist on I GOT THE RHYTHM
"For a storytime that will get bodies rocking, fingers popping, and rhythm flowing." - Library Media Connection on I GOT THE RHYTHM
"Ready made for storytime, Schofield-Morrison’s text pulses with a beat of its own and practically demands audiences to clap along. . . . The urban setting and varied cast of characters make this title particularly valuable, showcasing diversity as an integral part of everyday life." - School Library Journal on I GOT THE RHYTHM