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Book Excerpt: Counselor Dynamite, by Starr Burgess

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Author: Starr Burgess
Illustrator: Victor Guiza
Illustration count: 12
Dimensions: 8×10 /hardcover
Pages: 26
ISBN: 978-1-60131-118-4
Imprint: Big Tents Books
Retail: $16.95
AGE: 8-10
Publish date: July 28, 2012


About the Book

It’s Christmas time and Counselor Dynamite is the newest superhero to hit the scene.

Counselor Dynamite’s mission: To serve and protect children and support staff members in schools everywhere.

It’s the day before Christmas break. Teachers and staff are either running low on patience or are just plain tired. The students as you might have guessed are full of unbridled energy, but one thing is for sure everyone is ready to start Christmas break. Counselor Dynamite notices that something is amiss and quickly jumps into action knowing that if something isn’t done soon, students, teachers and staff will never be the same once chaos is unleashed. Will her helpers and faith be enough? Starr Burgess’s endearing story is brought to life by Victor Guiza’s vivid, colorful, and crisp illustrations.

Counselor Dynamite will capture the laughter and spirit of the holiday season with mischievous behavior and humor so contagious you will want to read it again. Counselors everywhere will be inspired to reinvent their own special quick, happy dance marking the end of each adventurous day.

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Twas’ the day before Christmas Break, when all through the school

Not a teacher was happy, they were losing their cool.

The students were rowdy, they were losing their minds

The teachers decided these children have one more time!

Emotions were high, everyone had had enough

If something didn’t change, it was going to get rough.

The counselor was called to check room after room,

To make sure the teachers hadn’t fled the school with a zoom!

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