Spend a day at school with Ricardo, a little Hispanic boy who lives in El Paso, Texas. His mother drops him off in the morning on her way to work. And while Ricardo misses her when she is gone, there are plenty of fun things to do and learn in Mrs. Peña's classroom. He looks at bugs under a microscope, and feeds the class pet, a bunny named Tito. He dances the hokey-pokey with his friends and makes music with a set of maracas. There's recess and snack-time, and later on Ricardo finds a quiet place where he can sit and read until his grandfather comes to take him home. Told from Ricardo's point of view, Ricardo's Day gives young readers and listeners an intimate look at a typical day in school, both inside and outside the classroom. George Ancona's color photographs are alive with activity and every bit as personal as his easy-to-read text. And although Ricardo's day at school isn't perfect — at recess, he falls down and hurts his nose — his overall experience shows just how wonderful school can be.