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This Is My Home, This Is My School

by Jonathan Bean


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This Is My Home, This Is My School

by Jonathan Bean

Review posted July 23, 2016.
Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 2015. 48 pages.

This is a picture book about homeschooling, created by the brilliant illustrator Jonathan Bean.

The text is simple. It explains that their living space and classroom space are the same, and that they have a very large playground. It talks about the field trips they take in their school bus (the family van) and the art room that is the top of a hill where they can see the world.

The text is simple, but the pictures show all kinds of activities.

Most fun is this sequence:

Sometimes our teacher gets tired very easily.
[A two-page spread showing Mom taking care of multiple tasks.]

Oh no, she’s calling for help!

This is the substitute teacher.

This is our dad!

At the back, we see photos of Jonathan Bean and his sisters from the days when they were homeschooled.

This book is recommended for all homeschooled families. Finally, a picture book about them!