Updated: Sep 21, 2022
Title: Your School Is the Best
Author: Maggie Hutchings
Illustrator: Felicita Sala
Publisher: Affirm Publishing
Publication Date: 29 December 2021
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book
Cockroach returns in this fabulously funny tale of a school day with a difference. He loves to experience all the things that his favourite human does, so he and the family hitch a schoolbag ride, ready to be part of show and tell…
After discovering activities such as counting, reading, and science, the cockroach family decide to join in hide and seek, much to the teacher’s dismay when she discovers them in her lunch!
The illustrations are hilarious in this book. Look closely at the detail for the perfect Australian schoolyard scenarios… right down to the “Shapes” in the teacher’s lunchbox!
Cockroach and family hide and play all around the school, sharing much of their story with enthusiasm and humour through the pictures. The story text is short and sweet, with themes of resilience and humour when things sometimes don’t go to plan.
Highly recommend – 5 Stars *****