We are extremely proud of the fact that the first edition of PB Disrupts School! was Written, Illustrated, Printed, and Published, all in Sarasota, FL, USA. We wanted the book to be an exploration of all of the senses, so we published our hardback edition with a Soft Touch Cover.
We were additionally concerned about the longevity of our first book. Therefore, in lieu of cutting each page and gluing together at the spine, we chose to ensure that the 100 pound pages were smythe sewn and case bound to 98-point board with a pasted down cover wrap.
We know that you will be pleased with your purchase.
Age Range: 1 to 11
Grade Level: up to 5
Hardcover: 42 pages
Publisher: Paper Pete Books; First Edition (June 2019)
Product Dimensions: 9 3/8 x 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
This father and daughter make their authorial and illustrating debut with this adorably inspiring, educational, picture book that speaks to both the teacher and the learner about acceptance and inclusion. Both young readers and adults alike will become familiar with concepts surrounding physical space as well as the impact that various settings have on social emotional skills.
The young horse, Pinto Bean, plans on becoming a bucking bronco when he grows up and truly enjoys kicking about the farm. However, the adult horses have a different idea and suggest Pinto Bean go to school and acquire some manners. Children of all ages will love making animal sounds as P.B. and his good friend Jay set out on a wonderful journey to “find the right fit.” Have FUN traveling with the two friends as they get into mischievous mishaps exploring learning environments, from a diverse set of backgrounds and cultures, from the “school of fish” to the “BEE-School.”
Ultimately, P.B. and Jay learn that all schools are not created equal and that it is becoming increasingly important to find a school that fits P.B. best. In the end, a new friend guides them to a place that supports all styles of learners.
This timely and timeless resource has already begun to support transitions within school communities as this example states, “I see that Pinto Bean’s journey has helped us involve our most important stakeholders, our students, in forming their learning environments. Pretty cool!” - Julie Griffey, Principal, Hamilton Heights Primary School.
The creators of this book have cleverly embedded STEAM content throughout within lively illustrations for the learner and teacher to discover as PB and Jay explore a diverse set of learning environments. As a result, lesson plans abound!