Saturday, September 7, 2013

Review - Every Cowgirl Goes to School

Title: Every cowgirl Goes to School
Author: Rebecca Janni
Illustrator: Lynne Avril
Publisher: Dial (June 27, 2013)
Format: Hardcover; Pgs 32
Genre: Children’s
Source: Library
Publisher Recommended Ages: 3 - 5 years; Preschool to Kindergarten

The first day of school is not easy and for cowgirl Nellie Sue, this day is turning into the worst of her life.

Dressed to impress with her boots and pink sparkly cowgirl hat, Nellie Sue runs to the bus only to discover that all the seats are taken and her best friend Anna is sitting with a new girl. Arriving at school, she realizes her desk is in the far back corner of the room and the J-twins are creating a hassle. Boots are not allowed on the gym floor and to top it off, that new girl Maya drew a picture that makes Nellie look like a cow.

A complete misunderstanding helps two girls to become new friends and by the end of the day, Nellie Sue is not feeling so bad.

Intended for preschool to kindergarten, I think the storyline would be very helpful for those days when your young one comes home a bit grouchy because their day did not go as planned. Beautiful illustrations and positive ending will showcase that with resilience good can come at the end of a very long and difficult day.

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