Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come/Preparate, kindergarten!Alla voy!

Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come/Preparate, kindergarten!Alla voy!

by Nancy Carlson
     
 

Nancy Carlson's reassuring picture book about getting ready for kindergarten is now available in a Spanish-English edition—and to a whole new audience of young children. The simple, comforting text and big, bright illustrations will ease first-day-of-school jitters and help make the early days of kindergarten exciting and fun.See more details below

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Nancy Carlson's reassuring picture book about getting ready for kindergarten is now available in a Spanish-English edition—and to a whole new audience of young children. The simple, comforting text and big, bright illustrations will ease first-day-of-school jitters and help make the early days of kindergarten exciting and fun.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Carlson's story is perfect for parents to share with their children or for preschool story hour, and the endearing Henry will offer reassurance to even the most hesitant of prekindergartners." -Booklist Review
Publishers Weekly
Nancy Carlson's tale of first-day-of-school excitement now appears in bilingual format-Look Out, Kindergarten, Here I Come!/A Preparante, kindergarten! Alla voy!, trans. by Teresa Mlawer. The book features the original English text above each page's framed drawing, and the Spanish translation at the bottom. Henry, a mouse who's "been getting ready for this day all year," preps for his big adventure while peppering his mother with questions about what he'll be doing. Her answer is always a cheery scenario-distinguished by a cloud-like border-to reinforce Henry's confidence. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Henry is a young mouse about to start his first day of kindergarten. As soon as he wakes up, he is excited. Henry can't wait to go because kindergarten is going to be so much fun. Henry is so excited that he wants to leave in his pajamas. Fortunately, his mother reminds him that he needs to dress, wash, eat, and prepare his supplies before leaving. Finally, Henry is ready and all of his family sends him out the door. On his way to school, Henry imagines what things he will do in a place like kindergarten. He muses all the way to the school door, and then feels frightened. Henry, like so many kindergartners, wants to go home. Luckily, he has a kind teacher who shows him that things inside the classroom aren't so bad. The little mouse regains his confidence and declares that "kindergarten is going to be fun!" Carlson's book is a reaffirmation to all kids that kindergarten will be all right, and that it's normal to be frightened. This is a wonderful book for reluctant and excited pre-kindergartners. The illustrations are full of friendly anthropomorphic animals and colored with a Crayola palette that will appeal to younger eyes. 2004 (orig.1999), Viking, Ages 3 to 6.
—Veronica Betancourt
School Library Journal
K-Gr 1-Carlson's story (Viking, 1999) about a young mouse enthusiastic about his first day of kindergarten has been translated into fluent, clear Spanish. Henry gets up and almost skips breakfast, washing and dressing, and packing his supplies in his hurry to get to school. When he arrives, though, he is a little shy and worried. Those apprehensions are quickly overcome when he finds the classroom full of happy kids and fun things to do. The bright, clean cartoons have tremendous child appeal. The layout is excellent, with the illustration framed by the English on top and the Spanish on the bottom. Whether in English or Spanish, the enthusiasm of the young protagonist will communicate itself to those preparing for kindergarten and remind those mature first graders of just what it was like on that first day. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Originally an English-only text, this new version of Carlson's cheery look at a new kindergartner's excitement is a welcome revision. Henry the mouse is so thrilled by the first day of kindergarten that he's ready to head straight from bed to school, but his mother takes him through his morning procedures-washing up, getting dressed (and almost tying his shoes), having breakfast-as they discuss what he's likely to do once he arrives at school. The first sight of the room, filled with unknown children, overwhelms Henry initially, but sensitive treatment from teacher and mother lead to a successful first day. Carlson's illustrations are bright, full of action and emotion, and offer lots of particularities for young listeners and readers to attend to. Almost certainly a perennial favorite, this bilingual edition helps strapped budgets go farther. (Picture book. 3-6)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670036738
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
03/08/2004
Series:
Max and Ruby Series
Edition description:
Bilingual Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
867,488
Product dimensions:
8.35(w) x 10.35(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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"Carlson's story is perfect for parents to share with their children or for preschool story hour, and the endearing Henry will offer reassurance to even the most hesitant of prekindergartners." -Booklist Review

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