by Trinka Hakes Noble
Illustrated by Kris Aro McLeod
Sleeping Bear Press, 2015. Picture Book
Some kids can't wait for the school year to be over, but Lizzie is dreading the last day of school. She will miss her teacher and all the fun things they have done in Kindergarten. Lizzie is afraid she is the only one who feels sad about the end of the school year until she sees her teacher moping in the empty class room. Lizzie is happy to find that her beloved teacher feels the same way that she does. Together teacher and student plan the best summer school program ever. McLeod's watercolor illustrations are child friendly, but capture the sensitive and tender mood of the subject matter. This is a comforting story for younger children who might have anxiety transitioning at the end of the school year.