Kindergarten is only a week away . . . but Monkey is NOT ready. What if he gets on the wrong bus? Read more...
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Emma J. Virjan
Kindergarten is only a week away . . . but Monkey is NOT ready. What if he gets on the wrong bus? What if they don t have any red crayons? What if he doesn t like the snacks? What if he doesn t make new friends? There are so many thoughts running through Monkey s head But step by step, his family eases his worries: theyget him a new backpack, help him read books about school, prepare his lunch, and make sure Monkey is excited and ready for the Big Day."
- ISBN-13: 9780553496581
- ISBN-10: 0553496581
- Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: June 2015
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 3-7
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-05-11
- Reviewer: Staff
Kindergarten is approaching, and Monkey’s fears are mounting: “What if he can’t remember the whole alphabet? What if he doesn’t make new friends?” Luckily, there’s a week left before school actually starts, which gives Monkey’s family plenty of time to help him feel ready. They all “play school” at home (Monkey and his brother take turns being teacher), and a play date lets Monkey meet his future classmates ahead of time. Brown’s hand-scrawled text and childlike pencil-and-gouache artwork give the impression that he’s on Monkey’s side—and that of readers—from the very first page, creating an eminently reassuring and empathetic resource for kindergarteners-to-be. Ages 3–7. (June)