This beautiful book for girls and boys who are just reaching the ‘age of reason’ will delight them with the great amount of knowledge which it presents, and its easy style will inspire them to read.
Louise Kirk has taken care to encourage, with judicious graduality, and through the teacher, the healthy use of electronics, at the same time as inciting their responsibility.
The age of these readers is a key moment when their curiosity about the world is unlimited and their capacity to absorb facts and concepts grows with each thing learned. Relationships are seen as facts, too, at this stage in their lives, with minds wide open to observing and absorbing all we can put before them, if expressed adroitly.
This book will be a great joy to the boys and girls who will be getting back to school, discovering the challenges and friendships which this year will be even more interesting than last. It will prepare them for the next volume, We Are a Team, which will launch them next year into larger concepts and more interaction in each area of their lives.
Teachers will find that this book makes their lessons a joyous meeting place for all the class, as all will want to talk about the subjects of the chapters, because they reflect realistically what goes on in their lives. This year will be an important one, enhanced by observing the adventures of Charlie, Alice and their friends.
Christine de Marcellus Vollmer