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Diane Belinfanti has been writing poems and children's stories for many years. She draws extensively on her experiences as a mother and teacher for her story ideas. Her first two books, A House for Miss Mouse and Counting on Friends, are picture books geared to a young audience. Don't Drink from the Water Fountain is her first foray into the world of middle school. Diane enjoys sharing her stories with children of all ages in local schools, libraries and bookstores. She currently teaches middle school outside of Atlanta, Georgia, where she resides with her husband Dave and cat Cleo.

Don't Drink from the Water Fountain

Welcome to wonderful, wacky middle school! These humorous poems sweep readers into the crazy world of homework-devouring dogs, contaminated cafeteria food, copycat clothes, bullies, best friends, high grades, low grades - and so much more! Beautifully illustrated with fun and fanciful black-and-white sketches, this book explores the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of middle school life.

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Diane Belinfanti

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