October 28, 2008

Happy School Year

Cali brought home the greatest book today from her school library ☺ We read it together tonight at bedtime. In fact, Cali said she read it to her teacher, Mrs. Yardley, today, so I am wondering if there wasn't a little 'quizzing' going on to see how well Cali reads.

This book is about all kinds of children waking up and starting their day, but "not just any day"... the first day of school! As they all make it to school through various ways, the children join teachers and staff and fellow students in a big room. "A new school year is a great adventure,"... says the principal... "and like all great adventures, it can sometimes be a little scary. But we are all here to help one another. And I think you'll find friends along the way." With a cupcake and a lit candle, wishes are made for the school year as the principal counts, "One... Two... Three! Happy School Year!"

In the back of the book, where the author and illustrator bios are, it states under the author, Susan Milord: "This story was inspired by a First Day in Norwich, Vermont where she now lives." I don't remember starting out any 'first days' like this when I was a kid, do you? Wouldn't that have been nice?!

A great story of diversities in children and a help for that eventful day in both a child's and parent's life☺ A great read with beautiful soft primary-colored illustrations.

View "Happy School Year" at Amazon.com

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