Published by Candlewick
Summary: “This is a school. This is a kid. This is a kid in a class. This is a class in a hall. This is a hall in a school – WELCOME!” As school starts, kids learn that school is a place to learn and discover, to make mistakes, and to find out what they’re good at. The school becomes a community that grows, transforms, and cares about each other. The school community is made up of all sorts of people: teachers, students, principals, and staff, and each one of them is an important part of that community. 40 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: A wonderful back-to-school book that celebrates many different aspects of school through both the text and the illustrations. A good companion to Alexandra Penfold’s All Are Welcome and a perfect springboard for discussing classroom and school communities.
Cons: I should have reviewed this before school started.