Border, Terry Milk Goes to School. PICTURE BOOK. Philomel (Penguin), 2016. $18.
It’s Milk’s first day of school and things are not going as well as she had hoped. While she tries to be friendly a little, some of the things she says aren’t particularly nice. She seems to be on the bad side of Waffle, who thinks she is spoiled. When she falls and spills herself, a few of the others do stick up for her and the day ends on a better note than when it started.
Border’s scene setting is just as cute as his first picture books; there are fun, fascinating details to explore on every page. The story-telling is more heavy-handed this time, but it would be a great conversation starter if there is a disagreement going on in a classroom when personalities conflict.
Penguin has created some activity pages to go along with the book.
EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher