Today’s book is “Gakkou Tsukuttchatta!”
“We made a school!”
When I first saw this title, I imagined them building the school, ground up. It’s actually an empty classroom that they transform into a school.
This is a non-fiction book in which four older kids and two teachers work on a room to change into their own classroom. The kids all have Down Syndrome.
I really liked this book. The colors and style are bright and modern. Plus, Down Syndrome is not the focus of this book. Decorating the classroom is the focus.
Once thing I am noticing is that I think non-fiction is easier for me to read than fiction. It is very cut and dry. No “And then she pondered.” No “They jeered…” No “Floating through the crowds.”
Non-fiction is all: This happened. This happened. This happened.
That’s something to think about!