P.B. Disrupts School!

David Stubbs and his daughter, Alex, make their authorial and illustrating debut with this adorably inspiring 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!

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