WHY STOP FOR TAJO?
A STORY ABOUT RESPECTING AUTHORITY
by L.S.V. Baker & Illustrator Meb Stottmann
Synopsis
“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.
About the Book
Author(s)
L.S.V. Baker
Illustrator(s)
M.E.B. Stottmann
Publisher
Baxter's Corner
Release Date
Oct 21, 2019
ISBN
9781938647284
Category
Leveled Readers
by L.S.V. Baker & Illustrator Meb Stottmann
Comments
JAMIE M KIFFEL-ALCHEH
I love tarantulas, and so do a lot of children! This seems like it could be a good way to catch the attention of kids who might not be receptive to a typical messenger.
Shannon Quinn-Schneck
As a character, Tajo may peak the interest of some kids, and bring attention to this good topic for discussion.Tajo just might be the right messenger!
Laura Ostrem
A tarantula as a crossing guard is a fun concept! Plus the story sounds like it is designed to teach some valuable lessons.
Julianne Noel
I probably should have read this as a child. Great way to teach little minds that authority is put in place to be positive and protecting Best, J.NOEL
Barbara Freas
Excellent, sweet story to get discussions going!
Carol Paur
Cute! FYI, I had a nightmare about a Tarantula, which had clasped itself onto my right arm. He was not helping me cross the street!
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