Saturday, April 20, 2013

Review - Eliza's Kindergarten Surprise

Title: Eliza’s Kindergarten Surprise
Author: Alice B. McGinty
Illustrator: Nancy Speir
Publisher: Amazon Children's Publishing (July 1, 2007)
Format: Hardcover; Pgs 29
Genre: Children’s
Source: Amazon’s Vine Program
Ages:The publisher suggests 6 to 8, this would be right for a self read, but I think that it would be fine starting at 4 if you are reading to your child.

For children that have never been to preschool, kindergarten sure can be a scary place.

Eliza’s mommy has taken care to make Eliza feel safe during her first day by giving her a kiss to keep in her pocket. Still, Eliza is too sad and empty feeling. As the day goes on, this inventive young child puts thing into her pocket that remind her of her mother. There are buttons and a pebble and during art class, she has an idea. Soon, she is not so lonely anymore and by the end of the day, she has a wonderful surprise for her mom.

This is a great book to help your young one to see that going to school does not mean that they are leaving you and that they can always carry you with them.

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