Wow, I cannot believe the summer is gone.
GONE I tell you!
And ironically, around here, summer is just getting to the peak of heat. While my friends are already experiencing some nighttime fall temperatures, we are still enjoying 95 degree days, outdoor time, and dips in the pool
Sadly that all has to be ruined by 6:45 am wake up calls to get ready for school, but we still have weekend, right? Now I have been trying to prepare Charlotte for school for the past 4 weeks.
“School starts next month.”
“School starts in a few weeks.”
and now at the time I am writing this note…
“School starts TOMORROW!”
Charlotte’s bummed to say the least.
She enjoys school but she is a summer kid through and through. Bike riding, sidewalk chalk and trips to her grandparents. We went to her school move in night and she said approximately one word to her new teacher. She can be so shy!
So last night, the last night of the summer before we go back to 8pm bedtimes, we stayed up and read Tony Baloney School Rules. While the book is over Charlotte’s grade level (just barely as she is moving into Grade 3) , it’s heartwarming and has a perfect lesson for any age child coming off the summer sun.
About Tony Baloney
Tony Baloney is finally free from the tyranny of his many sisters only to face a new challenge–SCHOOL RULES! How will Tony ever follow them all? True to his resilient spirit, he discovers a first day of school filled with new friends, good fun, a few foibles, and some fantastic surprises!
Hilarious sibling dynamics make this book a hit with young readers who can relate to the “Bossy Big Sister Baloney,” “Mischievous Middle” Tony Baloney, or the “Bothersome Baby Baloneys.” Tony Baloney is poised to become a classic, character-driven series in the vein of Arthur, Fly Guy, and Frog and Toad.
From award-winning team Pam Muñoz Ryan, author of The Dreamers and Esperanza Rising, and Edwin Fotheringham, illustrator of What to Do About Alice?
As you already know, I am an avid book reader. So is my spouse! We do our best to instill book reading into our kids, but sometimes at bedtime, we just want to enjoy the story.
Tony Baloney is excited because “today he won’t have to obey Bossy Big Sister Baloney. He won’t have to play with the Bothersome Babies Baloney. Today, he is going to school!” Bossy Big Sister Baloney warns him that at school, you have to follow the rules. “Be a rule keeper, that’s my motto,” she tells him. “That’s my motto, too,” he says, but secretly he worries whether he will be able to do it. What ensues is a first day of school filled with fun, foibles, and unexpected surprises! With its irresistible, highly relatable boy hero, great comic writing, and hilarious illustrations, this new reader has all the makings of a classic!
Charlotte started out reading.
Phoenyx took over.
Dad tried to pick up and keep the story going….
Then the dog joined in.
The book was super cute and the illustrations bright and bold.
We spent a lot of time fighting the book BACK from Little P.
By the time we were done reading, it had resorted to tickle fights and snuggling.
Which is a great way to end summer…
You can learn more about this adorable book here that might be the perfect way to introduce your little one to going to school or going back to school! You can also find more on twitter @Scholastic, fan Scholastic on Facebook or follow them @ScholasticInc on Instagram.
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