Can Michael's imagination save him from the first day of school? Dear Teacher, I might be a bit late for the first day of school. The weirdest thing happened today. The head of the secret service needs me for a Top Secret mission! I did mention the math test, but he said the future of the country depends on me. Sorry. From, Michael. Just in time for back-to-school, Dear Teacher is a collection of humorous letters from a child to his teacher explaining why he cannot go to class. Each subsequent letter describes Michael's increasingly outlandish escapades, including a trip to the pyramids of Egypt, getting attacked by pirates and going to the moon in a rocket ship. The letters are covered with Michael's incredibly funny sketches depicting his many "adventures." Eventually his teacher writes back describing all of the exciting school activities planned for the year, and Michael realizes all the real fun he's missing out on. The book's unique packaging -- it folds and looks like an envelope that's traveled ‘round the world -- will make this title stand out at back-to-school time.