From School Library Journal
PreSchool-This title follows 20 youngsters through their busy day at nursery school. Preschoolers will savor the details of Norling's catalog of classroom and playground accessories, toys, and activities. Even the bathroom experience is comically yet modestly depicted. Some spreads are flanked by sidebar close-ups of items to search for within the central drawing. In addition, viewers can look for a favorite character on each page, since Norling's cartoons, done in watercolor pencil and ink, artfully create diverse personalities for each of the students. There's a lot to like about Little School.Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA
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PreS. What a delightful jumble! Small squares and chock-full spreads introduce life at the Little School. Twenty preschoolers--Chen, Indira, Petros, and Habib among them--start the day and head off to school in 20 different forms of conveyance: car, bike, stroller, piggyback, train, etc. Various classroom items are highlighted in the multicolored squares, and against pure white backgrounds, children sing, eat, make a mess, even go to the bathroom. At the end of the day, the kids go home to watch TV, practice an instrument, or play, and night finds the 20 children tucked in their beds, as each square shows. Norling manages to keep track of all the little ones and helps little lookers follow them through their busy day. Energetically yet sweetly illustrated, this will occupy little ones no matter how many times they look at it. Ilene CooperCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved