Follow the Line to Schoolby Laura Ljungkvist
Follow the line from the science corner to the library, from recess to show-and-tell. This new Follow the Line book-illustrated in Laura Ljungkvist's signature line style-takes children on a colorful, comforting, and altogether fun romp through the school day. With its unique modern design and engaging interactive text, Follow the Line to School is sure to appeal to both new and returning students.
Readers will actively explore an elementary school environment in this latest in Ljungkvist's successful string of books.
Beginning on the front cover and ending on the back, an uninterrupted black line leads readers through the front doors of a school, into and around a classroom, to the library, art and music rooms, cafeteria and playground and, finally, back out the door at the end of the day. Along the way, three questions on each spread prompt children to really think about what they may see, do and learn at school and give them a chance to show off what they already know. On the cafeteria page they are asked to name all the fruits they see, while the music-room spread challenges them to sort instruments according to how they make their sounds. Opportunities abound to identify numbers, shapes, letters, animals and colors within the artwork—a busy collaged mix of photos, cut paper, found objects and drawings. The titular line snakes and weaves through it all, cleverly forming words, numbers, furniture, animals, playground equipment and objects. Even without the seek-and-find and line-following games, there is plenty here to keep readers' attention—and to allay at least a few concerns about what school will be like.
While the small details preclude group sharing, this is just right for sharing with one or two soon-to-be-schoolers or for independent browsing of the stylish illustrations.(Picture book. 4-7)
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Laura Ljungkvist is a Swedish artist whose editorial work has appeared in The New York and Harper's Bazaar. This is her third book for children. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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I bought this book for my 3-year-old granddaughter- expecting it to be a little too hard for her to follow. However, she sat with me throughout as we searched for various items on each page, sorted objects by category, discussed her favorite this or that, etc. This is very engaging for ages 3 through 6.