cover image Off to School!

Off to School!

Ann Schweninger. Viking Children's Books, $10.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-670-81447-3

Those irrepressible rabbits from Schweninger's Birthday Wishes, Christmas Secrets and Halloween Surprises are back, and one of them, Button Brown, is facing school for the very first time. Button consoles his envious younger sister, who wants to go with him, by offering to play school when he gets home. In the classroom, he resolutely watches his mother and father leave the schooland himfar behind. But soon he's involved in drawing, milk time, the playground and making new friends. After school, true to his word, Button is the ""teacher'' in a game of school. The rabbit world is a genial one that touches onsometimes in pictures alonemany of the concerns all schoolbunnies have. While other books cover similar material, this one is fresh and amusing, alive with the paints, crayons, pencil sharpeners and tears of any first day. Ages 26. (August)