Friday, August 19, 2011

For A New School Year

Follow The Line To School by Laura Ljungkvist
Viking, 2011

I really, really like Ljungkvist's books, and this one is perfect for the start of a new school year, as readers follow the line throughout the school. The line leads to the classroom, and the science corner, and then to library. From the library, it takes us to art room, the cafeteria, the playground, the math area, the music room, and finally, back to the classroom for show and tell, before it's time to go home.

There are so many things to look at in these pictures, and so much to discuss. Each room/area has three questions to answer. One of the great things about this book, is that while there are basic questions asking about colors, and counting things, and looking for things, there are also questions that provide more of a discussion, such as, "Which of the foods shown here would you pack in your own lunch box?"

Be sure to also look for Follow the Line, Follow the Line Through the House, and Follow the Line Around the World.

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