New students will feel welcomed by this book celebrating their arrival to school.
With rhythmic, rhyming text and bright, torn-paper art, Moreillon and Stock take the new students on a tour of every room of the school to show how the current students and teachers are getting ready for them. Starting with the bright yellow school bus, the narrators invite the new student in. “Come in. Come in. Come in through this door. Are you new?” Turn the gatefold, and other children and the bus driver join in, “Your boisterous bus mates and the bus driver say, ‘We’re ready and waiting for you.’ ” Not only is the bus driver excited, but the crossing guards, neighborhood dogs, principal, mascot, school secretary, librarian and computer tech, gym, art and music teachers, and every other school employee is waiting for the new student to arrive. The sunny art will be a comfort to any parent who is trying to help his or her child make the transition to a new school. Any child making a change will find comfort here—whether it’s a preschooler or home-schooler entering a school for the very first time or a seasoned third-grader moving to a new school.
A sunny, optimistic, enjoyable view of school for any child transitioning into a new school environment. (Picture book. 4-9)