Boomer Goes to School

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In Boomer's Big Day, Boomer and his family moved to a new town. Now Boomer is going to school! Like many new students, Boomer finds that going to school can be a bit confusing...at first. But in the end, he discovers that school is a great place for friends, learning, and fun!

Boomer the golden retriever accompanies his owner to school for show-and-tell.

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Overview

In Boomer's Big Day, Boomer and his family moved to a new town. Now Boomer is going to school! Like many new students, Boomer finds that going to school can be a bit confusing...at first. But in the end, he discovers that school is a great place for friends, learning, and fun!

Boomer the golden retriever accompanies his owner to school for show-and-tell.

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Editorial Reviews

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...just right for preschoolers curious about where their older siblings go during the day. Kirkus Reviews

Whyte's lively watercolors expressively capture the energy of primary-schoolers and the array of emotions Boomer experiences during his first day at school. Booklist

Children's Literature - Michelle H. Martin
Boomer, a lively golden retriever, spends a day at school with his owner. Boomer plays ball, paints pictures, eats everyone's lunch before lunch period, and finally sits still when he becomes the star attraction for show-and-tell. Told from the dog's perspective, this delightful story realistically portrays the energy of young golden retrievers and the chaos that they can create from simply being excited and lovable. McGeorge's dominant use of yellows, reds and greens in the watercolor illustrations as well as her skillful creation of interesting perspectives from which to relate Boomer's first day at school make this a visually delightful picture book. Readers will appreciate both the illustrator's humor and her multicultural approach to depicting this extraordinary day in an ordinary elementary school classroom.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1Boomer, a big, affable golden retriever, is unaware as the day begins that he is his young owner's show-and-tell subject. The dog loves a good adventure, but finds the school bus a bit noisy. At school, the canine is unleashed and left to his own devices while the children engage in their regular activities. Overeager Boomer experiences all the joys of school life such as "toys to share...pictures to paint...games to play...and best of all...lunch!" The story is delightful and has a good read-aloud text. Whyte's vivid, detailed watercolors bring readers into the modern classroom. Though the children are preoccupied, readers see exactly what Boomer is up to. There is definitely more animation here than in the author's Boomer's Big Day (Chronicle, 1994).Susan Garland, Maynard Public Library, PA
Kirkus Reviews
Boomer, a shaggy golden retriever and hero of Boomer's Big Day (1994, not reviewed), goes to school with his owner; after a morning of playing with the kids and then eating lunch (theirs), he becomes the star of the afternoon show-and-tell.

McGeorge has skillfully blown up one incident into an entire book, with a well-timed text that offers a dog's version of events in school: "A loud bell rang. A grown-up started talking. Everyone sat down and listened." Much of the humor arises from the matter- of-fact text and unexpected events in the pictures: In the scene of "pictures to paint," paw prints in bright colors trail across paper and floor, and in the illustration of "games to play," Boomer is seen stealing the soccer ball and disrupting the action. Whyte's tricks with point of view make ordinary classroom scenes fresh, e.g., she shows the arrival of children at school from high overhead and a close-up of clapping hands at Boomer's big moment. He's an endearing hero, just right for preschoolers curious about where their older siblings go during the day.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811820202
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Series: Boomer Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 522,024
  • Age range: 2 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Constance McGeorge dedicates her time to writing children's books and painting. She lives with her husband, James, three dogs and a horse in Columbus, Ohio.

Mary Whyte is an accomplished artist best known for her watercolor paintings. She lives in South Carolina with her husband and their golden retriever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2011

    I love it

    This book is a good kids book it help them read and it is a funny book so u might be like o im not goin to wast my moneynon this but this well be good for kids 3-7. So take my advise for this book it is good 4your kids

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