Thursday, August 31, 2017

Margo's Musings: A Fine, Fine School!

Normally, Margo picks the books she wants to read when we visit the library, but this week I selected one that my teacher read to my class last year because I thought it was so funny. Margo may not have understood why the book was entertaining, but she's always willing to laugh along with others- so we had a good time reading A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech.

Tillie goes to a wonderful school where kids get to learn about all kinds of exciting topics. The teachers and kids are happy. The principal loves his school, and when he calls them for a surprise assembly everyone is shocked to find out that they'll be going to school on Saturdays. Then Sundays too. He thinks school is such a good thing that maybe they should never take a day off! Can there be too much of a good thing?

School is starting here this week, and this was a great book to put me back in the mood. It highlights the fact that school is fun, but it's possible to overdo it. The illustrations are perfect and the story is one that people of all ages will enjoy. My little sister loved the repeating pattern of "fine, fine".  She is using it for everything around the house!

Has anyone else read A Fine, Fine School? Or have you read another book by Sharon Creech? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

Happy Reading!


  1. Have fun being back at school! It's a very busy time.

  2. It is definitely possible to overdo a good thing. What a clever premise for a book.

  3. Hi DMS - having books available for kids to read when they want to ... is the thing ... but I can see the draw with 'fine, fine, fine ...' a never ending recital for a while! Cheers and good luck to all school returners - happy learning - Hilary

  4. Sounds like a cute book; can't imagine kids would enjoy the thought of attending school 7 days a week though, as much as some kids enjoy school :)


  5. Sounds a good book - but school seven days a week, perhaps not!

    All the best Jan

  6. I haven't read a Fine, Fine School, but it sounds like a Fine, Fine Story. Sorry. I couldn't resist. Really it sounds just right for this time of year to get kids back in the swing of school and schedules. Thanks for sharing it. Wish I had kids in school.

  7. I have read other books by Sharon Creech. This one sounds good. I will check it out. Thanks for the review.

  8. Cheers and good luck to all school returners - happy learning - Hilary


  9. Lovely review sweetie :D Yay for enjoying this one. I think it looks pretty amazing :)


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