I have already made it through my first week of school with students - amazing! My daughters still have an entire week of vacation to enjoy. However, back to school books are high on the list of books we are enjoying.
I love Charlie the Ranch Dog, Ree Drummond's creation, and my students at school enjoyed Charlie the Ranch Dog and Charlie and the Christmas Kitty. Now Charlie is back in Charlie Goes to School.
Charlie notices how busy life at the ranch is. When he wanders inside he sees the children at school. Not being one to be left out, Charlie decides to start a school of his own. Walter, Kitty, and the ranch horses will be his students, yet things don't go according to plan. Instead of reading books, the animals eat books. And by the time "school" is done, there is more of a mess than anything else.
Drummond, who home schools her own children, has created a picture book recognizing this group of learners - something I haven't seen in a picture book before. De Groat's illustrations include a small ground squirrel on each page, giving readers a fun furry creature to look for in each picture. Charlie Goes To School is another fun picture book about this loveable basset hound.
* A copy of this book was provided by Harper Collins Publishers; the opinions are my own.