"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

28 October 2015

This is My Home, This is My School

Bean, Jonathan. This is My Home, This is My School. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux BYR, 2015.

This is the story of a homeschooling family. A young boy introduces the reader to his teacher, his classmates, his classrooms, even the cafeteria! The innocence of childhood introducing a friend to a familiar place is felt throughout, and this warmhearted book is perfect to help children who have yet to meet a homeschooling family to understand what it's like.

Unfortunately, the illustrations are a bit chaotic, which makes for a distracted read and places this book on the "not for storytime" list. With real photographs or a different style of illustration, this book would be perfect for showing different ways kids learn.

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