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Title:
Look out kindergarten, here I come!
Author:
Carlson, Nancy L.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Viking, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Even though Henry is looking forward to going to kindergarten, he is not sure about staying once he first gets there.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
200 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 32245.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.1 1 Quiz: 33648 Guided reading level: J.
ISBN:
9780670883783
Format :
Book

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Summary

It's the first day of kindergarten, and Henry is raring to go. First he gets dressed and eats a good breakfast. Then he and mom are off to school. Henry knows he's going to have a busy day: there will be stories to hear, letters and numbers to learn, songs to sing, and friends to make. But when Henry gets to school, it looks scary and for a moment he's not sure he's ready for kindergarten. What Henry soon discovers, though, is that he's been ready all along, and that the only thing he's not ready for is how much fun kindergarten is going to be! Nancy Carlson is well known for books that explore the challenges of growing up-and Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! is the perfect book to help children feel good about themselves and ready to take on kindergarten with confidence.


Author Notes

Children's author and illustrator, Nancy Carlson was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota. Ever since kindergarten she knew that was what she wanted to do. She attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where she majored in printmaking.

Nancy has written and illustrated over 40 titles. Some of her titles include the Louann Pig series, Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come, How to Lose All Your Friends, and It's Not My Fault. They address some of the challenges faced by kids and how to positively deal with them.

In recognition of her works, Nancy has earned several awards including the Children's Choice Award from the International Reading Association and Children's Book Council and the Minnesota Children's Museum Great Friends to Kids Award.

Nancy currently resides in Minnesota.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Ages 3^-5. It is Henry's first day of kindergarten, the day he's been waiting for all year, and he is so excited he almost forgets to get dressed, brush his teeth, and eat breakfast. All the way to school, he asks what it will be like, imagining all the fun he will have. But when he arrives, it is bigger than he pictured and a little overwhelming. He wants to go home. After getting a chance to acclimate and meet a new friend, he decides that kindergarten really will be fun. Carlson's story is perfect for parents to share with their children or for preschool story hour, and the endearing Henry will offer reassurance to even the most hesitant of prekindergartners. --Helen Rosenberg


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-When Henry wakes up on the first day of school and announces that he is ready for kindergarten, his mom gently reminds him of the things he needs to do to prepare: get washed, brush teeth, get dressed, eat a nutritious breakfast, and pack supplies. On the walk to school, mother and son discuss what Henry might expect during the course of his day. Since he has already done some of these activities at home, he is confident he'll do well. When he arrives and sees the new faces and surroundings, however, his confidence vanishes and he declares, "I want to go home." It is only after he makes a friend and finds some familiar objects that he decides to give kindergarten a conditional try. Carlson employs her familiar art style to depict Henry's mouse family and his fellow animal kindergartners in large, brightly colored cartoons placed about the text. When Henry imagines himself working at home or school, the illustrations have a rounded, thought-balloon outline. The classroom is a cheery, welcoming place, and the story will reassure youngsters who are both eager for and apprehensive about their first school experience. Pair this title with Joseph Slate's Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (Dutton, 1996), which looks at preparations from the teacher's perspective.-Marianne Saccardi, Norwalk Community-Technical College, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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