I'm Not Ready!by Jonathan Allen
The time comes for every baby bird to fly from its nest … but Baby Owl's not ready.
It's the first day of preschool, and Mama's in a hurry: "Please, Baby Owl, we have to go!" But Baby Owl will do almost ANYTHING to stay at homeeven put his toys away! Can Mama convince Baby Owl that school will be fun? Jonathan Allen has created a/b>/i>
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Just look at that face. See the fear, worry, anxiety, sense of being overwhelmed portrayed on it ? This adorable little owl character expresses all the above emotions because it is time for him to fledge from his home nest and attend his first day at school. He is so stressed that he procrastinates leaving by brushing his feathers (again) and stalls even more by putting away his toys! He really means business, he does NOT want to go! Mama Owl steps in to hurry him up or they will be late, "Please, Baby Owl, we have to go!" She senses his fear and apprehension and encourages him by saying that school will be fun if he just gives it a try. "But I'm not ready? cries Baby Owl. It's not fair," "You're making me go when I'm not ready!" With gentle persuasion and a positive loving attitude, Mama convinces her little owl to give it a try. Her baby is wonderfully surprised at what he discovers about his new school and the book has a very happy ending. This delightful tale is made for sharing with your little person who may be in the same situation this year and needs some advice and help from a little owl friend who has been there and done that and has ..... survived!