This Is the Way We Go to School: A Book About Children Around the World : A Book About Children Around the World

by Edith Baer, Illustrated By Steve Björkman

Scholastic Paperbacks
August 1992

Ages 5 – 7 . Grades Kindergarten – 2

Library of Congress: 89048511

Lexile measure: NP600L

DRA: 20

Guided Reading: L



Enthusiastic children around the world are on their way to school. But how do they get there? The answers are as varied as the landscapes, which range from Egypt's sandy desert to Switzerland's snowy peaks. Jaunty rhymes - in Venice, "Bianca, Beppo, Benedetto, ride aboard the vaporetto" - and exuberant watercolors celebrate the individuality of each locale, and there are plenty of humorous details to please eagle-eyed readers as they join their fellow students to travel by ferry, trolley car, helicopter, and more. A world map is included at the end, along with a summary listing where all the children in the story live.

Sure to awaken student curiosity about the world, This Is the Way We Go to School combines themes of transportation, school, culture, and childhood into a not-to-be-missed multicultural extravaganza.

Steve Björkman

Steve Bjorkman is the celebrated illustrator of numerous books for children, including Jeff Foxworthy's New York Times bestsellering picture books DIRT ON MY SHIRT and SILLY STREET, as well as EMIILY'S EVERYDAY MANNERS by Cindy Post Senning and Peggy Post, and Jay McGraw's LIFE STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH BULLIES. He lives with his wife in California. SPLIT! SPLAT! is his first book with Scholastic Press.


Paperback / softback

Perfect-bound Paperback

ISBN: 9780590431620

40pp. | 8 x 10