If you work in a school or have an elementary age child, you know about special “days” at school. Every school has them. Pajama Day, Teacher Appreciation Day, School Picture Day. Clearly, author Lynn Plourde understands the importance of these days to young children. She has written a series of picture books that have entered my “tool box” in the Inly Library. Here is the complete list of Plourde’s books about red-letter school days: Snow Day, Science Fair Day, Teacher Appreciation Day, Pajama Day, Field Trip Day, School Picture Day and my personal favorite, Book Fair Day.
Each book features a cheery multiethnic classroom celebrating whatever “day” it happens to be. I like them because they add to the day’s theme and most of all, because when it’s “one of those days,” it’s all the students can focus on anyway, so you may as well go with it.