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Pinky Bunny's First Day Of Kindergarten Paperback – September 26, 2011
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From the Author
I wrote this book when I was 5 years old. I wanted to express how I felt about starting Kindergarten after the Air Force moved us to a different state -- so I wrote a book! It's not your typical kindergarten book. It's educational but funny and playful with a twist! It has a stalker, a bully, new friendships, cute bunnies, and more! :)
I dedicated my Pinky Bunny books to my grandmother, Grandy, because she gave me the real Pinky Bunny, she shared my love of reading and writing, and I miss her very much. :(
From the Back Cover
Hi! My name is Kristina Cardoza and I'm 9 years old. I'm currently in the 5th grade; however, I'm taking middle school courses. I've been reading since I was one, which is why I enjoy reading and writing. I wrote my first story when I was 5 years old - it's called Pinky Bunny's First Day of Kindergarten.
I wrote this story because I wanted to express how I felt on my first day of Kindergarten: no friends, was shy, and wanted to stay home because I missed my old friends. Most of the other kids knew each other from preschool and daycare, but I was new because the Air Force moved us to a new state. I was lonely at first, but soon enough, I made lots of friends and had tons of fun!!
Pinky is real! She's a toy Easter bunny that is a rosy pink color (that's why I named her Pinky Bunny). Pinky was given to me by my grandmother, Grandy, who passed away a week after my 6th birthday, when I started first grade. She enjoyed my story and I hope you like it too.
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Top customer reviews
Thank you so much for sharing it, Kristina! Keep up the great writing and illustration!
The unique thing about this book is the author was just 5-years-old when she wrote this book! The story is based on the author's own first day of school. Pinky is a real stuffed animal that was a gift from Kristina's grandmother.
Pinky the bunny was not happy about going to kindergarten. When she got there, she was lonely because she did not have any friends. A friendly blue Cottontail bunny came up to Pinky and asked her to play. They were having a good time but were soon approached by a bully named Hops who wanted to wrestle.
Hops was very persistent and would not leave Pinky and Cottontail alone. They had to hide behind a slide just to get away from Hops. When it was time to go home, Hops sneaked into Pinky's red van and went home with her.
This story had a happy ending when Hops understood that he made some wrong choices. Pinky and Cottontail forgave him and they all became friends.
This is a very cute story told from a child's point-of-view. This book would be a great way to motivate boys and girls to write about their own experiences. Kristina writes about a problem that most all children worry about...not having any friends. She also does a good job explaining how she felt while having to deal with an aggressive bully.
I read this ebook on my Kindle 3 (black-and-white pictures) and on the Kindle for PC application (color pictures). There is one color picture on each page and 4 to 8 lines of text underneath each illustration. There is a different color emphasized on many of the pages...ex. the word "BLUE" is colored blue. The illustrations look great in color and are large and clear enough to enjoy on the black-and-white screen of the Kindle. The print is a tad small but I don't think this is a major concern.
The conversation between the bunny children is very realistic and poignant. This is a wonderful little ebook to share with young children. The book could be used to motivate creative writing and storytelling. It is also a very helpful resource for discussing the problem of bullies and how to deal with them. Very good for read-aloud or beginning readers. Highly recommended!