Picture Books - On the Way to Kindergarten
On the Way to Kindergarten by Virginia Kroll 2006
Kroll provides a nice read just in time for back to school. Many kids are hesitant about starting school and wonder if they are ready. Kroll takes the everyday tasks that most five and six years old have already accomplished and creates a backdrop to build their confidence. The story is written in a style that allows the listener to feel like you are reading his or her own biography of milestones. These are expressed in terms for example of when the child learned to walk, eat by himself, ride a tricycle, and brush his own teeth. Kroll tries to take the anticipated anxiety out of going off to kindergarten and turns it into an adventure to learn new things with others. This would be a good one to add to the many “off to kindergarten” books that are available. Also, the artwork by Elisabeth Schlossberg adds to warmth of the book.
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