This Is the Way We Go to School

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Jaunty rhymed couplets tell this informative, international tale about youngsters' diverse conveyances to the groves of academe. Ages 3-7. (Aug.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1 --With the opening couplet, ``One by one or two by two--/ come along, it's fun to do!,'' children are treated to a lively, lyrical peek into the world beyond Hometown, U. S. A. Each page (or, predominantly, double-page) shows and tells how children from very different cultures travel to school. The scope is broad, ranging from the desert sands of Egypt to Switzerland's snowy peaks. The exuberant watercolor washes (reminiscent of James Stevenson's style) complement each page's rhyming text, overflow with joy and motion, and add a visual zest that keeps the pages turning. The final bonus is two-fold. One single page lists the children's names from the story and tells where they live, e.g., ``Niels and Solveig live in Norway.'' Following this is a world map with the children's countries shown. What fun to share the enthusiasm and questioning this book (a first for this age group) will generate. This book deserves a prominent place at home, at schools, and in the library because the total result is an ultimate example of excellence in education. --Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780590431613
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/1990
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author


Steve Bjorkman is the celebrated illustrator of numerous books for children, including Jeff Foxworthy's New York Times bestsellering picture books DIRT ON MY SHIRT and SILLY STREET, as well as EMIILY'S EVERYDAY MANNERS by Cindy Post Senning and Peggy Post, and Jay McGraw's LIFE STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH BULLIES. He lives with his wife in California. SPLIT! SPLAT! is his first book with Scholastic Press.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2003

    very educational!

    I read this book to my little sister and she loved it. (So did I.) I never knew some people in Australia went to school by talking on the radio! I recommend this book to anyone who likes school and it's pretty illustrations.

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