Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rain School

Rain School. James Rumford. 2010. October 2010. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages.

In the country of Chad, it is the first day of school. The dry dirt road is filling up with children. Big brothers and big sisters are leading the way. "Will they give us a notebook?" Thomas asks.
"Will they give us a pencil?" 
"Will I learn to read like you?"
"Stop asking so many questions and keep up," say the big brothers and big sisters.

 Thomas is excited about his first day of school--but a little nervous too! Their first lesson on that first day? Building their school. Rain School follows Thomas--and the other students--through the school year until the rainy season begins and their school washes away. But don't worry! There's always next season for the next school term! And next time Thomas will be one of the "big" boys!

Rain School celebrates education and the love of learning. I liked this one! I loved the illustrations!

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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