Peanut Butter and Homework Sandwiches, written by second-grade teacher Lisa Broadie Cook and illustrated by Jack E. Davis, is a realistic fiction picture book that centers on one young boy's problems during the course of a school week. The trouble begins when Martin MacGregor discovers on Monday that Mr. Elliott, "the coolest teacher ever," has been temporarily replaced by a substitute teacher aptly named Mrs. Payne. Similar in content and artistic style to David Shannon's David Goes to School, the book's vivid colors, exaggerated drawings, and humorous storyline should delight young readers.

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