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Cute story, but the author chose to use the word “hate” multiple times throughout the book. I can’t stand this word, and find it inappropriate for a children’s book. I bought this for my kindergartner but won’t be reading it to her.
I bought this for a college grad who is going to be a first year teacher in the fall. I thought it might be a good book about first day jitters that both the teacher and students might be feeling. I was really disappointed when I read it and decided that this wasn’t a message I would want a new teacher to convey to her class. Basically it was about a teacher who thought she would hate her new school (the author uses the word hate a lot in this book which I didn’t care for). She didn’t want to be there and didn’t want to go. There is no resolution in the book to show how great the day was. In the end it just shows that it wasn’t a child who thought she would hate the school. It was the teacher herself. Definitely not the message I would want any new teacher to share with his or her class.
I expected this to be a book age appropriate for a child going to school/pre school/Kindy for the first time who was afraid. It was not at all like that. It's more appropriate for a child group of around 8-10 who are concerned about changing schools.
Unfortunately the book did not help us at all with my nephew who is scared to go to school. I will have to donate it elsewhere.
We thought it would actually have ideas for our granddaughters, who are starting at a new school this year. Instead, it was a comic situation, funny enougt, but not what we were anticipating or wanting.