cover image Eddie Gets Ready for School

Eddie Gets Ready for School

David Milgrim. Scholastic/Cartwheel, $8.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-545-27329-9

In this humorous book designed as a checklist, Eddie has his own priorities when it comes to getting ready for school%E2%80%94for example, watching cartoons while chugging root beer%E2%80%94but his mother isn't always on the same page. Big, bold cartoons make their lighthearted tug-of-war the center of attention, as grinning Eddie sheepishly responds to the amended checklist ("Turn off TV this instant" and "Pour out root beer"). Eddie finally makes it in one piece to the bus, though he's got a watermelon for his lunch and underwear in hand. Readers accustomed to chasing the bus with one shoe on will relate. Ages 4%E2%80%937. (July)