The Perfect School Picture
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.
Deborah Diesen is the author of The Pout-Pout Fish, a New York Times bestseller and one of TIME's top 10 children's books of 2008. She lives in Michigan. Dan Santat is the Caldecott Award winning illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle. He lives in California.