The perfect school picture by Diesen, Deborah (#1425NS1)


The perfect school picture

by Diesen, Deborah; illustrated by Santat, Dan
Paperback Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2019


From the Publisher

It's picture day, and the boy at the center of this charming story wants to make sure his picture is perfect. It seems as though everything's going wrong for him--he has bedhead, a stained shirt, and a big scowl on his face. But when he goes up for his picture, he thinks about his terrible appearance, and he smiles--because he secretly wants his picture to be the worst ever taken! But just as he smiles, the photo is snapped, and his plan is ruined when he takes a totally adorable picture. Perfectly paired with the larger-than-life silliness of Dan Santat's illustrations, this is a sweet and funny picture book about a classic school moment.

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 09/01/13
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 11/01/13
  • Horn Book Magazine, 04/01/14
  • Kirkus Reviews, 07/29/13
  • Publishers Weekly, 04/22/19
  • School Library Journal, 10/01/13
Product Details
  • Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: July 2, 2019
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dewey: -E-
  • Classifications: Fiction, Easy
  • Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Tracings: Santat, Dan, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-41973-509-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-41973-509-7
  • Follett Number: 1425NS1
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Reading Level: 3.1
  • ATOS Book Level: 3.2
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 162984EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.3
  • Reading Counts Points: 1
  • Lexile: 570L