Kindergarten Countdown

Kindergarten Countdown

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by Anna Jane Hays, Linda Davick
     
 

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"MY SCHOOL STARTS in one week soI have SEVEN DAYS to go. Mom says be patient, do not worry. But I can't wait! I'm in a hurry!"In this delightful book a little girl counts off the days by naming what she'll do in kindergarten. "I'll be ready, I'll be smart. I will get a running start. I'll say thank you, I'll say please. I will say my ABCs!" And…  See more details below

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"MY SCHOOL STARTS in one week soI have SEVEN DAYS to go. Mom says be patient, do not worry. But I can't wait! I'm in a hurry!"In this delightful book a little girl counts off the days by naming what she'll do in kindergarten. "I'll be ready, I'll be smart. I will get a running start. I'll say thank you, I'll say please. I will say my ABCs!" And deciding what to wear and what to take are all part of her preparation for that exciting first day. With bouncy read-aloud rhyme, bright, fun illustrations, and hidden objects to find on each page, Kindergarten Countdown gets children off on the right foot.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joan Elste
A young child shows her enthusiasm for school as she counts down the days until the first day of kindergarten begins. This cheerful and uplifting book for very young children makes the prospect of beginning school a little less frightening. Each two page illustration notes the day of the week on the bottom right hand corner while the count off number is shown in the upper left-hand corner. Rhyming text works well for this type of book and adds a rather pleasant sing-song tone to the story if it is read aloud. An interesting reinforcement of counting skills is that the number of items shown in each illustration corresponds to the number of days left. For instance, on the page for five days left, there are five stars in the sky, five cherries in a bowl and five crackers on the table. The book is chock full of many different elements that help to prepare a child for those first unfamiliar days of starting school.
School Library Journal

PreS-K
This cheerful story is just right for kindergarten-bound children and their younger siblings. It works equally well as a counting book and as a school-readiness primer. Often leaping or prancing, a little girl shares her excitement on every page as she starts with seven and counts down to the big day. Both the rhyming verse and the pictures are filled with humor and energy (the sleeping child counts "kindergarten sheep" that wear school backpacks). The computer-generated illustrations are detailed and vibrant. Because the format is small, this book is most appropriate for one-on-one sharing.
—Barbara KatzCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375985218
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
04/27/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Anna Jane Hays directed Sesame Street's book publishing program for 29 years until her retirement as vice-president/editor-in-chief at Children's Television Workshop in 1999 when she moved to Santa Fe. She is the author of many books for children including Ready, Set, Preschool!

Linda Davick's vibrant graphic art illustrated 10 Trick-or-Treaters, recommended by School Library Journal as "a not-too-scary treat for the youngest Halloween fans." She lives in San Francisco.

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Kindergarten Countdown 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
AuntieTheGreat More than 1 year ago
This book is a good read for the up and coming kindergarten child, especially girls, as the character is a little girl. The book is layed out in a positive language that builds excitement for the new student without discussing the anxieties that come with the first day of school. The author lays the book out in seven days, which did not line up with my great niece or grand-daughter, who I purchased a copy. Maybe this should be an interactive part of the book for the reader to assign the days of the week to the seven days prior to school starting making it more about them and their actual first day, building more excitement. I don't know if the days of the week are important to the children or not, but as the reader, it bothered me that the days did not match exactly. Oh well, great positive read for a positive start to a new school year/career!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My children simply love Linda Davick's art more than any other artist who illustrates children's books. So happy to see she has a new book out!
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