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D.W.'s Guide to Preschool
     

D.W.'s Guide to Preschool

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by Marc Brown
 

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D.W., Arthur's fun and sassy little sister, stars in this humorous guide to a child's very first day of school. From naps to snacks to playtime, D.W. covers it all in this helpful and hilarious guidebook to a very important rite of passage. Full color.

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D.W., Arthur's fun and sassy little sister, stars in this humorous guide to a child's very first day of school. From naps to snacks to playtime, D.W. covers it all in this helpful and hilarious guidebook to a very important rite of passage. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
"Arthur's spunky younger sister lays out a typical day so that preschoolers know what to expect," PW said. "Cheery watercolors of human and animal classmates depict songs and games during circle time, snack break and playground activities." Ages 3-6. (July) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
D.W., another unforgettable character created by Marc Brown, is featured in this entertaining story. From the very first page Arthur's little sister invites you to explore her day at preschool. Set in the familiar surroundings of a school, the preschool environment lends its characters a believable and realistic quality. With a minimal amount of information on each page the story is easy to understand and enriched with recognizable characters. The engaging text, along with colorful and detailed illustrations transport the reader into D.W.'s world. Each page abounds with visuals portraying a genuine preschool setting. From the art on the walls, play areas, work centers, cubbies, and paintings, to potty problems and pick up time your child will learn to recognize what an adventure a day at school can become. D.W.'s authoritative voice guides the listener past his/her school time jitters to introduce him to new and fascinating surroundings, making it a must have for all preschool age children. 2003, Little Brown & Company, and Ages 2 to 5.
—Kimberly O'Meara
School Library Journal
PreS-Arthur's talkative, spirited, and sometimes bossy little sister invites young listeners to join her for a day at her preschool. With smiles and assurances, she gives instructions about saying good-bye to parents and hello to the other students and even to the class pet. Her chatty tone is comforting and reassuring, as she talks about snack time, bathroom breaks, boo-boos, free play, and circle time. The story ends with the children being picked up, reassuring youngsters that their parents will come back for them. Brown's signature pen-and-ink watercolors perfectly capture the characters' activities and emotions. Preschoolers will love D.W.'s matter-of-fact advice and will want to listen to this story again and again. A great book for sharing at home or during storytime to calm first-day jitters.-Tracy Bell, Durham Public Schools, NC Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316013154
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
07/12/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

Meet the Author

Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling D.W. series and the hugely popular Arthur Adventure series. He is also the creative producer of the Emmy Award-winning PBS television series Arthur. Marc Brown lives with his family in Hingham, Massachusetts, and on Martha's Vineyard.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Hingham, Massachusetts and Martha¿s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
November 25, 1946
Place of Birth:
Erie, Pennsylvania
Education:
M.F.A., Cleveland Institute of Art, 1969

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D. W.'s Guide to Preschool 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this over the summer to get my 3-year old used to the idea of preschool, as he would be starting nursery school in September. He loved it! We read it over and over again in the weeks leading up to his big day. I believe it helped prepare him for school by introducing many of the things he would be doing and feeling. I would highly recommend this book to other parents.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My 3-year-old, who just started preschool, wants to hear this book over and over. He loves being able to say, 'We do that in preschool, too'. D.W. is her irreverent self, making this a funny book for adults to read to children, too.