These adorable books for tiny readers are a great introduction to school days
It’s Time for School with Tallulah
By Nancy Wolff (Henry Holt, $21)
In Tallulah’s class, everyone feels welcome, especially the new student Nigel. There is never a dull moment when this spunky cat teacher is at the front of the room. The students design their own placemats, write in their journals and practice adding numbers. Roxy, the pig, creates a throne “fit for a plaid princess,” while Nigel, the penguin, and Freddie, the alligator, “construct a submarine for undersea treasure.” After a busy day, Tallulah is pleased that Nigel has made new friends and finally taken off his scarf!