cover image On My Way to School

On My Way to School

Sarah Maizes, illus. by Michael Paraskevas. Walker, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-8027-3700-7

Sometimes just making it to school is an accomplishment, as evidenced in this companion to On My Way to the Bath and On My Way to Bed. Maizes’s heroine, Livi, gradually morphs from slugabed to confident school-goer in a series of imagined transformations: emerging from bed as a bleary-eyed snail, “I move sooooooooo... sloooooowwwwwwww”; digging for underwear, she is “a pirate digging for treasure.” Under the weight of her backpack, Livi imagines that she is climbing Mount Everest, and when she arrives at school, it’s as a movie star and a queen. Livi’s vibrant imagination and abundant energy leap off the pages. Ages 3–6. Author’s agent: Helen Breitwieser, Cornerstone Literary. (July)