By Chaucer the Dog
Illustrated by John Clarke
32 pages, Index, Glossary
Hardcover (library binding)
Real-life fox terrier Chaucer the Dog walks kids through the first day of school, introducing them to the new places and people they’ll meet, explaining the structure of the school day, and discussing why school rules about sharing, safety, and keeping the classroom neat are important. (Chaucer explains the rules well – but he’s not always a model student when it comes to following them, as his young readers will delight in finding out….)
Written for children entering kindergarten or first grade, Learning Is Cool! features award-winning artist John Clarke’s charming illustrations, as well as original classroom photos shot on location. Schoolkids featured in Learning is Cool! are from Birch Mountain Day School (Bolton, Conn.) and Merced Elementary School (West Covina, California).
Written and designed in consultation with elementary school teachers and librarians, each 32-page, full-color case-bound book in the Chaucer in the Classroom series is printed in the United States. Learning Is Cool! includes an Index, Glossary, list of online resources for parents and teachers, and suggestions for first day of school activities.