K is for Kindergarten
Here comes kindergarten! Whether your little reader is gearing up for the first day or making her way through the school year, K is for Kindergarten will help guide them with silly rhymes and fun activities from A to Z.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 1|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||O|
|Publisher||Sleeping Bear Press|
|Available Formats||Hardcover (9781585369959), PDF (9781534103122), Hosted ebook (9781534103276)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||11 x 9|
School Library Journal - K is for Kindergarten
The alphabet frames this collection of activities for kindergarten, highlighting 26 (and more) words and challenges for youngsters anticipating the highlights of a school day. As rhyming verse introduces each activity, a sidebar lists Countdown and Challenge activities for more adventurous readers and their parents. Animated cartoon faces of children enjoying learning fill double-page views of the kinderworld. Bouncing balls, crayons, excited grinning faces peering out school bus windows, and plenty of books to read and instruments to play paint a picture of happy classroom experiences. Amid the expected sights, a bit of humor features the impossibility of bringing a beloved pet elephant to school. “P.S. If your elephant is too big to sit on your desk, please leave him at home!” In contrast to the subdued palette of the cover, the interior art is vibrant and active, flowing easily to draw readers from page to page. VERDICT A suggested general purchase for most libraries, this well-organized book will encourage readers to practice new words, learn through hands-on creativity, and face new challenges. A solid selection for one-on-one and small group sharing.
Author: Erin Dealey
Erin Dealey’s original career goal was Olympic Gold Medal tetherball player. When that didn’t pan out, she became a teacher, theater director, playwright, actor, mom, and author. Her Sleeping Bear Press books include Just Flowers, Christmas Ahoy, Snow Globe Wishes (A 2023 Anna Dewdney Read-Together honor book), K is for Kindergarten, and Deck the Walls: A Wacky Christmas Carol. She lives in northern California with her husband and welcomes any opportunity to connect with young writers & readers around the world. You can find her online at erindealey.com and on social media as @ErinDealey.
Illustrator: Joseph Cowman
Joseph Cowman, although born in Westminster Maryland, has spent most of his life among the mountains, lakes, and rivers of Idaho’s Treasure Valley. He has illustrated numerous picture books, including The Poo Poo Fairy, Noah Chases the Wind, and The Nutcracker’s Night Before Christmas. Joseph shares his Boise, Idaho home with a school teacher (his wife), two daughters, a son, and a mischievous basset hound. When not illustrating, he can be found throwing a Frisbee, slacklining, or skipping stones alongside the kids. You can find him online at https://www.josephcowman.com, twitter @Joseph_Cowman, or Instagram at josephcowman.
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