Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten

Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten

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by Toni Buzzeo, Amy Wummer
     
 

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From the author of the 2013 Caldecott Honor Book, ONE COOL FRIEND!

Annie Grace wears her "Adventure Annie" cape to her first day of kindergarten, and proceeds to barrel through the day, searching for adventure in every moment. Her interpretation of the class's Gold Star Rules isn't exactly what her teacher, Mr. Todd, had in mind. But somehow Annie

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From the author of the 2013 Caldecott Honor Book, ONE COOL FRIEND!

Annie Grace wears her "Adventure Annie" cape to her first day of kindergarten, and proceeds to barrel through the day, searching for adventure in every moment. Her interpretation of the class's Gold Star Rules isn't exactly what her teacher, Mr. Todd, had in mind. But somehow Annie does manage to save the day when two of her classmates get lost on their way to retrieve the afternoon snack. Spirited and funny, this is an introduction to kindergarten that will please kids and teachers alike.
 

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“Humor and high spirits. A fine addition to the Adventure Annie series.”—Booklist
Publishers Weekly
Last seen going off to work, Adventure Annie is back with a story about following rules while staying true to yourself. Annie is more than ready to start school and wants to become a Gold Star Deputy. But for that to happen, Annie must obey the Gold Star Rules, which always seem to get in the way of her adventures. After several mishaps, Annie figures out a way to do what she’s told--and still save the day. With the help this ever-spunky heroine, readers will discover that, as Annie’s mother puts it, “Sometimes... kindergarten is its own adventure.” Ages 4-8. (May)
Booklist
A fine addition to the Adventure Annie series
Children's Literature - Maggie Chase
The first "Adventure Annie" story depicts Annie's trip to her mother's office, while this one describes the exuberance Annie feels about her first day of kindergarten. Irrepressible and ready for new adventures, Annie does all she can to earn the kindergarten Gold Star Deputy award for the day but misinterprets time and again how that could be done. She paints the hamster's cage in an effort to give it a more "natural" habitat, she runs outside without permission to swing on the jungle gym, and she tries to lure her quiet tablemates into joining her in a "circus adventure" atop the chairs. Mr. Todd, the teacher, demonstrates patience and understanding for Annie's imaginative and energetic outlook on life. In the end, he calls on Annie to help rescue two classmates who left to fetch the milk wagon, but become lost in the school building. Her success is rewarded in a satisfying if predictable way. Buzzeo uses some wonderful words to describe Anne's movements, such as squizzle, ziggle and zaggle, and Wummer uses humor and precision to depict the myriad expressions on Annie's face throughout her day. Children about to head off to kindergarten or those currently attending it will no doubt be able to identify the Annie in their own class, whether male or female. It presents an opportunity to discuss how differences in temperaments and outlooks make for a marvelously rich learning environment. Reviewer: Maggie Chase
School Library Journal
Pre-K—With her signature starry headband and red boots and cape, Adventure Annie approaches her first day of kindergarten with gusto. In her enthusiasm, she proceeds to break the first two Kindergarten Gold Star Rules—"Respect our classroom and everything in it" and "Make good decisions"-by painting the classroom hamster cage and sneaking out to the jungle gym. She redeems herself, however, when she is asked to find two lost helpers. She keeps her teacher updated on her search with a walkie-talkie and using her inside voice (Gold Star Rule #3). Annie finally finds the missing youngsters with the principal and leads them back to class safely (avoiding the temptation of other adventures along the way), thus fulfilling the final Gold Star Rule: "Be kind and helpful to others." For her efforts, Annie receives the Gold Star Deputy badge for the day. Annie's good intentions, optimism, and curiosity make her a likable character and an excellent one to dispel fears for incoming kindergartners. Rendered in pencil and bright watercolors, the cheerful cartoon art, which occupies most of each page, will delight Annie's fans—Kim T. Ha, Elkridge Branch Library, MD

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142426951
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
07/11/2013
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
322,450
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD470L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Toni Buzzeo (www.tonibuzzeo.com) lives in Buxton,Maine, with her husband.

Amy Wummer lives in Reading, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three children.

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