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Children's LiteratureA tribute to students and teachers everywhere, this delightful book celebrates the final day of school before summer vacation. Ivy and Leah are excited; after counting the days left before summer, it is finally the last day. Everyone is happy including Mr. Handy, the janitor, and Mr. Masters, the principal. The last day is filled with a mixture of joy and anticipation of the summer and sadness. Everyone takes part in the preparations, cleaning and taking down pictures off the wall, cleaning the fish tank. Each person has summer plans such as breakfast in bed, gardening, and ball games. The day ends with a surprise party for their teacher, Ms. Bell, including a cake, decorations and a card. Describing the essence of the last day of school, this book is enjoyable to young and old. 2004, Holiday House, Ages 5 to 8.