Welcome back to Perfect Picture Book Friday, Everyone!
After a summer of not reviewing, I have so many books I want to share that it’s hard to choose just one! But I opted for one that had a connection to school since a lot of us are pretty focused on that this week! I hope you like it, too! 🙂
Title: No Frogs In School
Written By: A. LaFaye
Illustrated By: Eglantine Ceulemans
Sterling Children’s Books, August 2018, fiction
Suitable For Ages: 4-7
Themes/Topics: pets, following rules, school
Opening: “Bartholomew Botts loved pets. Hoppy pets, hairy pets, and scaly pets.He loved them all so much that he couldn’t go to school without one.”
Brief Synopsis: Bartholomew Botts loves his pets so much that he wants to bring one to school. But his teacher, Mr. Patanoose, has a whole lot of rules about what’s allowed in school! Is there a way to follow the rules and still have a pet in school?
Why I Like This Book: Bartholomew is endearing, and his love for his pets is so genuine and relatable! Who among us hasn’t wanted to bring a pet to school at least once? I love that Bartholomew doesn’t limit his choice of pet to cute and furry. Yes, he has a hamster, but he also has a frog and a salamander and a snake…among others :)… and he loves and appreciates them all. I love how earnestly he tries to respect his teacher’s rules while still trying to find a way for his pets to accompany him. And I love the clever solution he engineers at the end 🙂 The illustrations are lively and fun, and kids will have a great time finding all the animals on every page.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂
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Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!!! 🙂