This Is My Home, This Is My School

by Jonathan Bean

A blond-haired boy who is homeschooled points out and describes all the elements... read more

A blond-haired boy who is homeschooled points out and describes all the elements of his home as part of his school day, accompanied by cartoon-style pen-and-ink illustrations with watercolor wash. At his school, his mother is his teacher, his sisters are his classmates, his living room is his classroom, but so is his kitchen, his backyard, and his basement. While this is likely to especially resonate with homeschool families, children who attend traditional schools will be able to relate, as the narrator includes many familiar school experiences, including the school bus, the playground, the bully, the substitute teacher, etc. The same family was featured in Building Our House and both books are based on the author/illustrator’s childhood experiences. (Ages 4–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016

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