James can barely contain his excitement on the last day of school, but he vows to be good and get Mrs. Bremwood's last gold sticker of the year. He's determined not to talk during Silent Reading and he will get his drink at the water fountain properly and not spit out any of it because it's warm. At lunch, he'll take the wrapper off his straw and not blow it at his friend Tony, and he won't show Tiffany how he can burp and talk at the same time. It'll be a perfect day and at the end, after giving Mrs. Bremwood the biggest hug ever, he'll EXPLODE!
When it comes to excited kids, not many days can compete with the last day of school. And this is the perfect book to cap off every school yearfor kids and teachers.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||8.14(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.38(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Maribeth Boelts always exploded out of school while ripping off her shoes and school uniform skirt (she wore shorts underneath, of course).
Hanako Wakiyama couldn't race out the door because her arms would be full of all the stuff that she'd put off taking home till the last day.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"When It's the Last Day of School" is about an excited student who is determined to earn his teacher's last gold star sticker of the year. The boy has an active imagination as illustrated by Wakiyama. The student seems to have lacked focus on earning a gold star until his final day before summer vacation. The pictures show him making several poor choices, ones he will not allow himself to do, on his last day while trying to earn his teacher's sticker. I am still searching for a good book about the last day of school to read to my early childhood students. I have read graduation books in the past and modified the text as I saw appropriate. I do not recommend this book for my classroom library. The characters illustrated in the book lack diversity as they all look similar. The illustrations portray the student making poor choices on days except the last day of school. His focus is on being good for one day. I rather read books to my students with positive role models and classroom behavior.