Author Margriet Ruurs begins this engaging informational picture book by posing an intriguing question: What is a school? Is it a building with classrooms? Or can it be any place where children learn? The fascinating stories that follow expand how young readers think of school as they learn about the experiences of real children in thirteen different countries around the world. While there are huge differences in their environments, all the children profiled share similar desires to learn, read and play with others.