Synopses & Reviews
Describes, in text and illustrations, the many different modes of transportation children all over the world use to get to school.
"This book deserves a prominent place at home, at schools, and in the library because the total result is an ultimate example of excellence in education." School Library Journal
Enthusiastic children around the world are on their way to school. But how do they get there? The answers are as varied as the landscapes, which range from Egypt's sandy desert to Switzerland's snowy peaks. Jaunty rhymes -- in Venice, Bianca, Beppo, Benedetto, ride aboard the vaporetto -- and exuberant watercolors celebrate the individuality of each locale, and there are plenty of humorous details to please eagle-eyed readers as they join their fellow students to travel by ferry, trolley car, helicopter, and more. A world map is included at the end, along with a summary listing where all the children in the story live.
Sure to awaken student curiosity about the world, This Is the Way We Go to School combines themes of transportation, school, culture, and childhood into a not-to-be-missed multicultural extravaganza.
About the Author
Baer was born in Germany and came to the U.S. in 1940 in her teens. She earned a bachelor's degree in English literature, and then a master's degree in library services from Rutgers University.