What A Day It Was At School!

Summary:

Pick a topic related to school, and you'll find a poem about it here. Whether you're in pre-K or high school, these cats have tales to tell about their day ... from math to history, from your backpack to lunch in the cafeteria.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The poems are humorous and light, guaranteeing a smile if not a laugh with each one. The pictures are vibrant, too, making it a great sibling read when there are students of multiple ages at home.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

Although our kindergartner hasn't encountered all of the activities described in the poems, s/he is familiar enough with school and its paraphernalia (like backpacks) to enjoy the humor. S/He especially liked watching the animal students.

Parent Reaction

What a fun read. There is plenty to enjoy (or reminisce) about being in school when we were young.

Type of Book:
This is a collection of poems in a picture-book format.
Educational Themes:

Although there isn't much to "teach" from the book, it does create an opportunity to encourage kids to write poems about everyday things and events.

Reading Level:
4.6
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
5 and Up
Age of child:
Read with 5-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a fun read all year 'round, but will be particularly memorable as a back-to-school classic.

Title What a Day It Was at School!
Author Jack Prelutsky
Publisher Greenwillow Books, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2006
Illustrators Doug Cushman
ISBN 0060823356
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.99
Genres Animal Character, Poetry, Humor, School
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