Back-to-School Rules by Laurie Friedman
Perfect for the child that is just about to enter school, and just in time for school to start with a release date of September 1, 2011, Back-to-School Rules by Laurie Friedman is an adorable read. While most back-to-school books focus on what to do, this children’s picture book takes the opposite approach and teaches children what not to do. The main character, Percy Isaac Gifford, is more than happy to share his wisdom with your children, which he imparts by giving ten simple things every child should know not to do when they go to school. Told in a rhyming fashion, this story is perfect for 4-8 year olds. Younger children will delight in it as they are just getting ready to begin school. Older children will get a kick out of reading the book themselves, Percy, and how he explains things. This is a book that is relatable and enjoyable for both children and adults alike. Illustrated by Teresa Murfin, Back-to-School Rules has soft and colorful pictures that illustrate Percy’s rules and the story perfectly. Published by Carolrhoda Books, Back-to-School Rules would make a great gift for that child just starting school for the first time, or for those going back. I give this book 4 out of 5 books.