Synopses & Reviews
From waking up to favorite lessons, the bus ride home to bedtime, kids will love spending a day with the Schoolies! This brilliant, bright book, which is packed full of fun activities with lots to look for and do, includes a clock with moveable hands, so that young readers can turn the hands to the right time as the Schoolies enjoy their day.
"Crimi-Trent's Schoolies brand jumps to print as digitally rendered cartoon animals coach readers through a typical day in busy, glossy spreads. A clock appears on the foldout cover, encouraging readers to adjust the hands to match the smaller clocks that appear throughout the spiralbound book. Starting with a morning routine, upbeat characters including Spencer Owl, Kitty, and Suzy Snail model how to get ready for school, while sidebars invite participation: 'Can you match the foods on their tables to the pictures and name their breakfast foods?' School activities include alphabet, counting, and color lessons, as well as lunch, recess, and story time. Even 'home time' (at 3:00) is carefully delineated as the Schoolies ride the school bus. A reassuring, hands-on toolbox for readers adjusting to the world away from home. Five additional school-themed titles launch simultaneously. Ages 3 6. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Ellen Crimi-Trent has been creating art as long as she can remember. Her highly decorative designs have appeared on many successful lines, from textiles to ceramics and ornaments. One of Ellens many dreams throughout her artistic career has been to write and illustrate childrens books - an ambition which is now realized with the publication of the Schoolies. Ellen lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two children.