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It's My School

by Sally Grindley
Illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain

Published by U.S. edition: Walker & Company, 2006
24 pages
ISBN: 9780802780867

Ages 4-7

When his little sister, Alice, starts school, Tom is resentful. “It won’t be as bad as you think,” says Dad, but Tom doesn’t want to hear it. Throughout Alice’s first day, he ignores her when he can, and sends her away in tears when she dares to approach him on the playground. But when another little boy takes Alice’s teddy bear, Tom is by his sister’s side in an instant, deftly interceding on her behalf. When Dad picks them up after school, Alice is over the moon with happiness about her big brother, and Tom can’t suppress the smallest of smiles, clearly feeling proud. A realistic sibling situation is given an appealing treatment by author/illustrator Sally Grindley in a book that will also resonate for children being raised by a father in single-parent families.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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