From School Library Journal
PreS–Although William is excited about beginning preschool, he is not yet confident enough to let his mother leave. Starting on a rainy Monday and ending with a sunny Friday, the boy cautiously moves toward feeling more comfortable and independent in his classroom. He is motivated and encouraged by his interest in a fellow shy student, David, whose uncertainties mirror his own. Although William is not always ready to participate in all of the activities, the drive to make friends is natural and is as simple as walking up to David and offering him some play dough. Slow and steady gets the job done, and this gentle book presents a point of view that children will immediately recognize. The illustrations capture the cheerful jumble that is preschool, full of color and joy and, sometimes, a moment's pause for courage. This satisfying book will reassure children in facing their own new-school adventures.–Kara Schaff Dean, Needham Public Library, MA
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