"Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window" reviewed by AiAi on July 23, 2016

Your Age: 
9
Book Title: 
Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window
Author: 
Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
Why did you decide to read this book? Did a friend suggest it? Did it have an interesting cover?: 
I was terribly wanting to read it because I also speak another language, and Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window has been translated into that language. I wanted to read the English version and quickly finish it because I was already FULLY attracted to it.
What is the story about?/What happened in the story?: 
This little girl named Totto-chan (Tetsuko) has trouble finding the right school because she is either opening and closing the lid of her desk, or standing by the classroom window and inviting the street musicians over to play music. When she does that all the time, she disrupts the whole class, then gets expelled. Her new school then is very unusual; it has a headmaster (principal) that comes to the café every time it's lunchtime to give talks; trees that each of the students claim to climb on; old trains that do not have wheels serving as classrooms; yet more! Soon Totto-chan adapts to this unusual school and makes a lot of new friends.
Why did you like this story? or Why did you not like this story?: 
I liked this story because the author has won many awards and is very famous. I also liked it because this school (called Tomoe) is very extraordinary and that Ms. Kuroyanagi enrolled in it.
Other thoughts or feelings about this story? Anything else to add?: 
I would recommend this story to people of all ages.
Rate Your Read: 
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)