Kevin Henkes, well-loved creator of the award-winning Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, gets to the heart of a child's feelings like no one else can. Young worrywarts (and their parents) will see themselves in Wemberly, and be relieved that she, too, worries about playground equipment ("Too rusty. Too loose. Too high."), sure-to-be-inhabited cracks in the wall, whether she will be the only butterfly in the Halloween parade, and, of course, whether school will be dreadful in every way. Henkes's Lilly-style illustrations are sweet, expressive, and loaded with funny, inventive details that invite close perusal with every reading. (Wemberly's roller-blading grandma, for example, is wearing a T-shirt that says "Go with the flow.") We're not worried about whether this book will become a classic--it will! (Ages 4 to 8) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
A great read for the child that is just starting off in school or beginning a new school year. This story is about a shy little mouse who realizes school can be fun. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Stephanie P
We love all of Kevin Henkes books in our house!! The book was in perfect condition when it arrived.Published 21 days ago by A. Jones
This was a very sweet storybook about a little girl mouse and her obsessiveness of worrying all the time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rosa Cline
At the recommendation of our daughter who is an elementary school teacher, we bought these books for a baby's first birthday gift. The parents seemed to love the gift. Read morePublished 1 month ago by RJN
This one is tricky: after reading a glowing recommendation on books for kids about to start school I got it for my boys that are just shy of turning 6 that started kindergarten but... Read morePublished 1 month ago by THOMAS
Our kids absolutely love the twist at the end (no spoilers!) and they laugh every time. Also, some of the "worries" addressed in the book helped have on-going... Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. McCandless
A great way to open the door for discussion with little ones who are a little anxious about a first day of school, or if the chains are strong enough to hold a swing on a swing set... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amy L. Sullivan