School Day!

Random. (Step into Reading). Jun. 2022. 32p. Tr $14.99. ISBN 9780593302613; pap. $4.99. ISBN 9780593302606.
PreS-Gr 1–In this satisfactory book for emerging readers, an older sister takes her brother to school for his very first day. Using rhyme and simple text, Ransom takes readers through a typical first day. With six or fewer words per page, this book is ideal for students who have begun learning sight words and blending sounds. The bright and friendly illustrations support the text just enough so that readers will be able to predict where the sentence is headed. Cadence is central to this text: the simple rhyme pulse helps readers as they gain confidence. The large font and attention to text is key in this beginning reader. Evans depicts children of color as the main characters of this story and more ethnically and ability–diverse characters throughout.
VERDICT Emerging readers everywhere will love reading through this book in libraries and classrooms.

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