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Title:
Who will go to school today?
Author:
Rühmann, Karl.
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Uniform Title:
Wer geht in den Kindergarten? English
Publication Information:
New York : North-South Books, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Summary:
Sam decides to send his toy monkey Timbo to kindergarten in his place, but after telling Timbo about his school friends and what his day is really like, he realizes he wants to go himself.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.5 0.5 58490.
ISBN:
9780735816220

9780735816237
Format :
Book

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One day Sam decides he does not want to go to school. He comes up with the idea of sending his stuffed monkey in his place. As he dresses the monkey in his own school clothes, tells him how to behave, and describes kindergarten, Sam realizes how bored he'll be at home. Sam decides that htye will both go to school today. Whether it's first-day jitters or middle-of-term blahs, here's the perfect solution for children who don't want to go to school.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Young Sam's answer to the title question is an emphatic "Not me" and he plots to send his stuffed monkey, Timbo, in his place. It won't be an easy ruse to pull off: "Oh, but your ears are much too big. And so are your feet. Mother will guess right away," the boy says. But the more pointers Sam gives Timbo on fitting in at school (how to choose from all the terrific activities, what to do at circle time, the pleasures of eating a snack, etc.) and the more Sam realizes just how humdrum life as a left-behind toy can be, the better school sounds. Ruhmann captures the eagerness and self-satisfied excitement of Sam's scheming, as well as the humor of his necessarily one-sided conversations with Timbo: "`What do you eat for your snack?' Sam asked his friend. `What? Nothing?' Sam sighed." But the somber palette of Monnier's full-bleed acrylic spreads, while elegantly composed and populated with happy children, give off a strangely muted energy. Her scenes between boy and toy are more convincing than the allegedly attractive school setting. Ages 3-6. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-One morning, Sam does not want to go to school, and grooms his stuffed monkey Timbo to be his replacement. However, as he prepares his toy for his day by describing circle time, playing outside, and eating snacks, he reconsiders. Thinking about how dull a day home alone would be, he decides to go to school after all, taking Timbo along to share in the fun. Monnier's dreamy full-page illustrations convey both the comforting environment and exciting activities of the child's day. Paired with Ruhmann's engaging descriptions, they make school enticing to children. The large, lively pictures make this an ideal choice for storytime, especially on days when class enthusiasm is waning.-Shara Alpern, The Free Library of Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.