School Days: Rufus and Friends
Charlesbridge, 2010 (2010)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
t may be a raining, but when Rufus and his canine classmates file off the big yellow school bus and march into Ms. Schnickle's classroom, they are in for a day of fun activities.
ourteen traditional poems are matched to the puppies' school tasks, that range from reading and math to band and art. Favorites - from
If You're Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
The Ants Go Marching In
There Was A Little Girl
- invite young readers to join with the characters in the book reading aloud the funny verses.
esides exploring the sounds and rhythms that can make language so much fun, the colorful, humorous illustrations that capture all the school day activities make this a picture book with a two-fold punch. It's perfect for child participation and there's lots of action for the youngster to scrutinize.
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