Jingle Bells, Homework Smells

Written and illustrated by Diane deGroat
HarperCollins Juvenile Books 2000
ISBN 0688175430
Ages 4 - 8

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Delaware Diamonds Award, 2003

It's almost Christmas, and Gilbert finds it hard to pay attention in school. When Mrs. Byrd gives the class homework for the weekend, Gilbert just can't seem to find the time to do it. After all, this is a busy season. He has to help his mother and sister bake Christmas cookies. He also has to make time to go ice skating with his friends. And the tree has to be decorated too!

From School Library Journal "...Gilbert's dilemma is a common one and most readers will appreciate his last-minute attempt to appease his teacher..."