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I Got the School Spirit

By Mandie Caroll, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Spirited girl shines in joyful back-to-school book.

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This fun and gorgeously illustrated picture book will help young readers face their first day at school with joy and enthusiasm. Some readers of I Got the School Spirit will recognize the happy girl from previous books by Schofield-Morrison. The story tracks her day from waking up and getting dressed to parent pickup at the end of the school day, so new-to-school readers will learn about the kinds of things they'll do their first day. This book stresses for readers the important lesson that a positive attitude can translate into a positive day.

The drawings are positively sumptuous. The girl's face and body exude joy and energy, while bold and neutral color backdrops add depth to each spread. Simple sentence structure helps new readers tackle this one on their own, though the gentle rhymes and bouncy onomatopoeias beg to be read aloud. Either way, this is a book that's sure to be requested over and over and one perfect for the new school year.

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