Pets and School: Do They Mix?

Summary:

Bartholomew Botts loves animals ... and he doesn't want to leave home without one. On the first day of school, he packed Ferdinand, because he is a new pet. On Tuesday, he didn't want Sigfried to get lonely. Then there was Horace ... who fit perfectly in Bartholomew's pocket. Unfortunately, while Bartholomew loved bringing his pets loved school, Mr. Patanoose was not a fan. When Mr. Patanoose said no more reptiles, amphibians, rodents, cats, dogs, or fish at school, Bartholomew agreed. 


Parent Perspective:
A fun read! Although it will most popular at the start of the school year, Bartholomew is a character kids will love to reconnect with any time of year. The illustrations give readers plenty to look at, which means they will likely pick up and explore, even if you aren't reading the story.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Bartholomew is an every-boy that readers (including girls!) will love. The illustrations offer lots to explore and even more laughter!

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Type of Book:
Humor and adventure fill this story about a young boy's first week at school.
Educational Themes:

For kids who are struggling with separation and/or going to school, this is a great story to get that conversation started. There are some other unstated themes, as well. Responsibility (caring for your room and your pets); school rules; and even asking permission. 

Reading Level:
unknown
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. You'll be reading this one a lot. It has great potential for easing first-day-of-school jitters.

Title No Frogs in School
Author Alexandria LaFaye
Publisher Sterling Children's Books, Imprint Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. © 2018
Illustrators Eglantine Ceulemans
ISBN 9781454926986
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Animal Character, Humor, School
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