There are just so many wonderful books to choose from that go perfectly with the start of the school year. One of my all time favorites is A Bad Case of Stripes. It's so descriptive and lets the children use their imaginations. We came up with adjectives to describe how Camilla felt during different parts of the story. The freebie is a great follow-up activity to do after you've had some time for classroom discussion. This story really wouldn't be complete unless you tie in the arts. The favorite thing they did was paint. Honestly, that was the easiest part of my prep too. Go figure. Enjoy your week.