Parents' Guide to

Mr. George Baker

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Reading and friendship are for people of all ages!

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The heartwarming cover illustration of an old man sitting next to a young boy, both with backpacks as they wait for the school bus, tells it all. The watercolor is simple, natural and clear, as is the writing and message of the story. The natural simplicity that resonates in Jon Muth's wonderful illustrations sets the tone while the easy poetry of text supplies a gentle rhythm. Together, they tell the hopeful, uplifting story of the unusual friendship that has developed largely because old man and boy are both eager to get to school where they have accepted the difficult challenge of learning to read.

But this is more than an unlikely friendship tale. Harry and Mr. George Baker can teach us all a lesson about respecting people for who they are, appreciating their individualities, and accepting them regardless of their age, race, or challenges.

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