Thursday, August 5, 2010

Back to School Reads, Day 5: Rules for School

Rules for School - from a kid's standpoint, so you know there's something to them!

Greven, Alec.
Rules for School.
June 2010.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

Alec Greven returns in Rules for School to share with readers 15 rules he's deemed as necessary to have a successful school year! The rules are shared from the wisdom a child has picked up in his years of school, making this a great read for children, as of course they relate better to children than adults!

Alec Greven's Rules for School
  1. You have to let go of summer.
  2. Gear up and get that backpack ready!
  3. You're going to be nervous - get over it.
  4. Get Mom on your side.
  5. Stay on track!
  6. Think before you sit.
  7. Be brave - ask questions!
  8. Avoid the supernova.
  9. Just face it. Homework is something you have to do.
  10. Let loose at lunch.
  11. Run the ants out of your pants.
  12. Just be yourself.
  13. Appreciate your teacher.
  14. Make the most of it.
  15. Have fun!
The fifteen rules (stated above) are expanded upon and described in great detail by Greven, making this the idea book, as it doesn't leave children wondering or looking for further clarification. I've loved Greven's work in the past, and this one is no less disappointing! Because it is written from a child's point of view, it's very funny and true to the heart, and for this, children should really enjoy it!

If you're interested in finding out more information about any of the books reviewed or if you'd like to purchase the books, click the cover image for a link to I am an Amazon Affiliate, so any purchases you make after clicking these images will result in my receiving a small percentage of the sale price!