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Henry's 100 Days of Kindergarten
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Henry's 100 Days of Kindergarten

by Nancy Carlson
 

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On the first day of kindergarten in September, Ms. Bradley says, “Each day of school I will add a jelly bean to this jar. When there are 100 jelly beans we’ll have a party to celebrate 100 days of kindergarten.” What will Henry and his classmates do until the big day? In October, they share special things at show and tell. In November, they remember

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On the first day of kindergarten in September, Ms. Bradley says, “Each day of school I will add a jelly bean to this jar. When there are 100 jelly beans we’ll have a party to celebrate 100 days of kindergarten.” What will Henry and his classmates do until the big day? In October, they share special things at show and tell. In November, they remember what they are thankful for. December brings a day to play in the snow, and in January, Henry discovers a favorite library book. Before they know it, the 100th day arrives! Now how will they celebrate?

Editorial Reviews

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Carlson’s characteristic paintings are filled with bright colors and homey details...(School Library Journal)
Publishers Weekly
In Henry's 100 Days of Kindergarten by Nancy Carlson, the mouse takes readers through the highlights of his first months of school, including a Halloween party and a Thanksgiving feast, culminating in a 100th-day gala, complete with cake and jelly beans; Carlson's illustrations unfold in a candy-colored palette to match. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
On the first day of kindergarten, Henry's teacher, Ms. Bradley, announces to the whole class that she will place a jelly bean into a special jar every day until it contains 100 pieces of candy. When they reach their goal, they will celebrate 100 days of kindergarten with a one-of-a-kind party. While the students patiently wait for the big day, they do all kinds of fun activities including coloring pictures, learning new songs, dressing up in costumes for a Halloween parade, having a big Thanksgiving feast, performing a holiday concert, and visiting the school library. In February, the 100th day of school finally arrives and the class celebrates by having a special show and tell—Suzy makes a chain of 100 paper clips, Troy builds a house with 100 popsicle sticks, and Henry surprises everyone by bringing in his great-grandmother Millie, who is 100 years old. After all of the memorable presentations are finished, the twenty students divide up the jelly beans (five each) and enjoy another scrumptious surprise—a big, beautiful cake with 100 candles on it. Young readers will enjoy the colorful cast of animal characters in this charming picture book. The bright, expressive illustrations and engaging text work together to create a wonderful reading experience. This book is perfect for individual, small group or large group read-aloud sessions. Children interested in reading additional kindergarten adventures featuring Carlson's adorable character Henry, should check out the following titles, Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! and Henry's Show and Tell. 2004, Viking, Ages 4 to 8.
—Debra Briatico
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-On his first day of kindergarten, Henry learns that his teacher will add a jelly bean to a special jar every day until they reach 100 days of school. As each month passes, the little mouse and his classmates engage in seasonal activities, celebrate holidays, give a concert, and visit the school library. Finally, February arrives and Henry brings his 100-year-old great-grandma to school for show-and-tell. Done in colored markers and pen and ink, Carlson's characteristic paintings are filled with bright colors and homey details, making Henry's classroom a comfortable place for young readers to visit. Pair this with Anne Rockwell's 100 School Days (HarperCollins, 2002) or Rosemary Wells's more detailed Emily's First 100 Days of School (Hyperion, 2000) for a centenary celebration.-Lisa Gangemi Kropp, Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142407585
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
01/11/2007
Edition description:
Reprint Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
330,522
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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Carlson’s characteristic paintings are filled with bright colors and homey details...(School Library Journal)

Meet the Author

This year illustrator and author Nancy Carlson published her 44th children's book. Her specialty is teaching kids to feel good about themselves and others.

Kids, parents, teachers and even book critics think she does a great job. That's because she is never out of touch with the kid spirit inside herself. Her brightly colored pencil drawings perfectly capture the happy-go-lucky characters that fill her clever and funny books. There is a life lesson to be learned from each story.

Nancy decided at age five to be an artist. As a child, Nancy would sit on her bed and draw for hours. "I began creating characters and telling stories through my drawings," Nancy said. "I always had the need to communicate something through my art." Her early love of comic books influenced her style of drawing and use of color.

A graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art, Nancy has kept alive a youthful zest for life. Readers and book reviewers alike are charmed by her jazzy yet childlike drawings done with bright colored pencils. In all 42 books and four stage plays, she uses well-placed humor in words and pictures to tickle the funny bone of children and their parents.

Humorous childhood experiences from her own life growing up in Minneapolis and from the escapades of her three children provide themes for stories. Most of her books feature animal characters that show the funny side of people. Nancy's two dogs, cat and a guinea pig are a source of inspiration.

Nancy Carson lives in Bloomington, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. She and her husband, Barry McCool, have three children, two dogs, and a cat. Nancy loves nature and spends as much time outdoors as possible, running, biking and birdwatching. Besides writing and illustrating children's books, she designs posters, t-shirts, caps, greeting cards and other specialty items, which are marketed across the country through McCool Unlimited, Inc. and available though Nancy's on-line catalogue.

Readers say they recognize themselves and their friends in the characters who triumph over everyday situations.

Each story helps young readers deal with life's little problems, while teaching the basic values of honesty, determination and self-confidence.

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
This year illustrator and author Nancy Carlson published her 44th children's book. Her specialty is teaching kids to feel good about themselves and others.

Kids, parents, teachers and even book critics think she does a great job. That's because she is never out of touch with the kid spirit inside herself. Her brightly colored pencil drawings perfectly capture the happy-go-lucky characters that fill her clever and funny books. There is a life lesson to be learned from each story.

Nancy decided at age five to be an artist. As a child, Nancy would sit on her bed and draw for hours. "I began creating characters and telling stories through my drawings," Nancy said. "I always had the need to communicate something through my art." Her early love of comic books influenced her style of drawing and use of color.

A graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art, Nancy has kept alive a youthful zest for life. Readers and book reviewers alike are charmed by her jazzy yet childlike drawings done with bright colored pencils. In all 42 books and four stage plays, she uses well-placed humor in words and pictures to tickle the funny bone of children and their parents.

Humorous childhood experiences from her own life growing up in Minneapolis and from the escapades of her three children provide themes for stories. Most of her books feature animal characters that show the funny side of people. Nancy's two dogs, cat and a guinea pig are a source of inspiration.

Nancy Carson lives in Bloomington, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. She and her husband, Barry McCool, have three children, two dogs, and a cat. Nancy loves nature and spends as much time outdoors as possible, running, biking and birdwatching. Besides writing and illustrating children's books, she designs posters, t-shirts, caps, greeting cards and other specialty items, which are marketed across the country through McCool Unlimited, Inc. and available though Nancy's on-line catalogue.

Readers say they recognize themselves and their friends in the characters who triumph over everyday situations.

Each story helps young readers deal with life's little problems, while teaching the basic values of honesty, determination and self-confidence.

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

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