Kindergarten-Grade 1–In Carlson's third book about Henry and his adventures, the mouse has just spent his first day in first grade and is not quite sure how he feels about it. However, as he describes his experiences to his mother, he realizes that for every negative (he doesn't sit near any of his old friends) there is a positive (he's made a new pal who likes soccer and spiders as much as he does). By the time he's finished with his recitation, he's excited, happy, and proud that he's a real first grader now! Children taking this monumental step will sympathize with Henry's uncertainty and be reassured by his adjustment. The vibrantly colored illustrations and the cast of animal characters have lots of child appeal. Librarians will particularly appreciate the page where Henry and his classmates are eagerly investigating the Everybody Books in the school library. Whether used for storytime or independent reading, the book is sure to find an audience.–Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ
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PreS-Gr. 1. Henry the mouse gets off the bus and begins to tell his mother all the reasons he misses kindergarten. However, as he recounts the day's activities, he becomes more confident that he can handle his new environment and routine "because . . . . I'm a real first grader now!" Bright with crayon-box colors, the lively illustrations offer children plenty of details to examine while listening to Henry's narration and his mother's questions. For children moving up from kindergarten to "real" school, this encouraging book will help to calm those first-day-of-school jitters. Carolyn Phelan
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This is a cute book for children who are about to enter first grade!Published 21 days ago by Donna K. Horwitz
This was purchased for a kindergarten graduate who asked his mom after reading it, "Can I have another book?" In an age of video games, hiw refreshing!Published 1 month ago by A. Ford
I bought this "first grade, here I come" book for my daughter. I gave it to her teacher on the last day of kindergaten to read to her whole class. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lizzie B
I read this to my son's Kindergarten class on the last day of school. The kids seemed mildly entertained, but it was really a basic book. It seemed geared toward much younger kids.Published 2 months ago by TG
Cute book, bought for my niece to add to her kindergarten graduation gift!!Published 2 months ago by Angela T Allison
I read this to my kindergarten class on the last day of school. It was a great conversation starter about the kiddos concerns about going to first grade.Published 2 months ago by Kathy Sciortino