Book of the Week #14

The Messiest Desk by Marty Kelley (Madison, Wisc: Zino Press, 2009)

If you have a messy desk you should consider this book as a warning. Things could turn out very badly.
The kids in Mr. McPatrick's class
Had messy desks. It's true.
And it wasn't just the children's desks,
The teacher's was messy, too.
But Benjamin Putt had the messiest desk
There had been since desks were invented.
And the horrible thing that happened to him
Was something he could have prevented.
Author, illustrator, and recovering second grade teacher Marty Kelley was born in Manchester, NH and currently lives in New Boston. Even though his website says he never watches TV, he has been on NHPTV.

The Center for the Book is starting to get ready for the National Book Festival which will be held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. between 9th and 14th Streets on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., rain or shine. The event is free and open to the public. The part of the festival we are involved in is the Pavillion of the States--which will be open just on Saturday--where we have a table at which we display info about New Hampshire and meet lots of kids (and grown-ups) who are at the festival. Each year we select one NH author to feature at our table and the 2011 choice is Marty Kelley.

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