BN.com Gift Guide

Follow the Line to School

( 1 )

Overview

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.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (15) from $3.98   
  • New (9) from $9.76   
  • Used (6) from $3.98   

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK Kids for iPad

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (NOOK Kids)
$10.99
BN.com price
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.

Overview

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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Fourth in Ljungkvist's Follow the Line series, this outing takes readers on a tour of a school, as a black line forms words and objects in bright scenes with crisp collages and lots of prompts to engage children. The line trails into "the science corner," where readers learn a bit about animals, before heading into a modish library, the art room ("Which pictures on the wall are made from cut paper?"), the cafeteria, and outdoors for recess. Ljungkvist covers all the basic elements of an ordinary school day, and the story's interactive elements highlight the underlying message about the joys of learning. Ages 4–up. (July)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—This book has all of the ingredients for "dialogic reading." It is practically a user's guide for how an adult and child can engage in conversation while reading together. As with Ljungkvist's other "Follow the Line" books, it takes readers through a familiar setting—school—and asks youngsters to find, count, or reply to prompts, such as, "Fred is the class pet. Can you guess what kind of animal he is?" The answers aren't always as easy as they might seem. This particular book is great for familiarizing pre-kindergarteners with all of the possibilities of an engaging school environment, or for talking about similarities and differences between the artist's images and a child's current institution. As readers follow the line from page to page, they encounter areas that may be confined to a classroom, or may have separate quarters, such as the art, music, and eating areas. The clever mixed-media artwork is brimming with familiar artifacts and tools, yet Ljungkvist's clean-cut Scandinavian style and simplicity of composition keep the pages from being visually overwhelming.—Maggie Chase, Boise State University, ID
Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
In this, her fourth adventure in following an unbroken line, Ljungkvist's line that leads through and around her illustrations visits a school through a day. A brief verse introduces a series of questions directing readers to examine the pictures on each page carefully and then answer them. We follow the line from a busy classroom to the library to the art room and then back to the classroom for other activities. The line then leads to the cafeteria for lunch, then outdoors for recess and more questions. The math area and the music room are also filled with items to examine and questions to answer. When the line finally leads home, a verse concludes the day. The line's adventure begins on the front jacket forming the title, goes over the end pages, and does not stop until the last words on the back jacket. As it meanders from page to page, calling our attention to the many objects displayed while setting us up for the questions, it presents visual puzzlements. The objects illustrated look as if they might have been scattered randomly on the pages. Some, like a chicken, are naturalistic. Most, however, are schematic colored drawings of assorted items in each scene. Some readers should enjoy the challenge. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—This book has all of the ingredients for "dialogic reading." It is practically a user's guide for how an adult and child can engage in conversation while reading together. As with Ljungkvist's other "Follow the Line" books, it takes readers through a familiar setting—school—and asks youngsters to find, count, or reply to prompts, such as, "Fred is the class pet. Can you guess what kind of animal he is?" The answers aren't always as easy as they might seem. This particular book is great for familiarizing pre-kindergarteners with all of the possibilities of an engaging school environment, or for talking about similarities and differences between the artist's images and a child's current institution. As readers follow the line from page to page, they encounter areas that may be confined to a classroom, or may have separate quarters, such as the art, music, and eating areas. The clever mixed-media artwork is brimming with familiar artifacts and tools, yet Ljungkvist's clean-cut Scandinavian style and simplicity of composition keep the pages from being visually overwhelming.—Maggie Chase, Boise State University, ID
Kirkus Reviews

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)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780670012268
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/7/2011
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 388,267
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    Fun & engaging!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)