WHY STOP FOR TAJO?
A STORY ABOUT RESPECTING AUTHORITY
by L.S.V. Baker & Illustrator Meb Stottmann
“Each day after school at a quarter to three, a school guard named Tajo stands at Elm and McGee.”
Tajo the Tarantula is the school crossing guard. Choosing to ignore Tajo’s directions, one youngster finds himself in the path of an oncoming truck. Afterwards he develops a new respect for authority when he considers Tajo’s rules are meant to keep him safe.
Each Baxter’s Corner book has a section to intentionally spur conversation between an adult and child. Let yourself go, share thoughts and ideas about the story you just read together.