Summary: Clothesline Clues to the First Day of School
In this vivid picture book, kids are introduced to the different kinds of people they’ll meet on their first day of school. Readers first see the individual’s clothing or a part of their outfit on a clothesline and then flip the page to meet the character. This book is a follow up to Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do and Clothesline Clues to Sports People Play. This release was my first foray into the series.
This is such a lovely picture book. Besides the bright and inviting illustrations, here are some other things I loved about it:
- A positive first-day-of-school message, akin to Lola Goes to School; even I wanted to go to that school after meeting everyone!
- An enlightening look into all the behind-the-scenes work at school. This book features everyone from the teacher to the lunch lady and I loved that.
- The element of surprise that keeps readers engaged. I honestly did not know what the next page would bring and enjoyed guessing based on the items of clothing on the previous page.
Overall: Clothesline Clues to the First Day of School
Clothesline Clues to the First Day of School is an engaging introduction to all the characters kids will meet at their schools. This book is excellent for preparing kids for the first day of elementary school, but also works as a recommendation for “active” reading with kids. Anyone who enjoys non-fiction picture books or is looking for an interactive picture book for school-aged children will enjoy this release.
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Disclaimer: I received an electronic ARC of Clothesline Clues to the First Day of School from the publisher. All views expressed in this review are my honest opinions.
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