My New Teacher and Me


In a classroom covered in signs declaring important rules, Billy arrives.  "No talking in class."  "No gum."  "Quiet please."  The lists of rules rule.  At 8:30 a.m. "sharp," in walks Mr. Booth, the new teacher.  He is ready to talk fractions.  He's jumping right into the fraction fray.  Well, that is until he sees the "filth" on Billy's shirt and another rule arrives.  "You can't come in my classroom all covered with dirt."

Thus, our adventure begins.  Fractions left behind, we venture into the world of Billy, his imagination and his adventure digging to China.  You see, Billy didn't want to be late coming back from running into the dinosaur skull, so he hurried right over without cleaning up.

Told into raucous rhyme, this is the delightful story of all the wondrous possibilities of a grandfather who walks on the moon, an island between Norway and Guam where blueberry muffins grow on trees.... and a great imagination.  Principal's office here we come.

Where will your imagination and your life take you?  Inspiring, filled with joy and a love of life and adventure, this is a great read aloud.

40 pages           978-0062192035           Ages 5-9

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge,


Weird Al" Yankovic's new tale of Billy, the irrepressible star of the New York Times bestselling When I Grow Up, is an uproarious back-to-school delight. Dazzling wordplay and sparkling rhyme combine in a unique appreciation of the rewards of unabashed originality and the special joy of viewing the world gently askew.

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