Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten [NOOK Book]

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It's the first day of kindergarten and Miss Bindergarten is hard at work getting the classroom ready for her twenty-six new students. Meanwhile, Adam Krupp wakes up, Brenda Heath brushes her teeth, and Christopher Beaker finds his sneaker. Miss Bindergarten puts the finishing touches on the room just in time, and the students arrive. Now the fun can begin! This rhyming, brightly illustrated book is the perfect way to practice the alphabet and ...
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Overview

It's the first day of kindergarten and Miss Bindergarten is hard at work getting the classroom ready for her twenty-six new students. Meanwhile, Adam Krupp wakes up, Brenda Heath brushes her teeth, and Christopher Beaker finds his sneaker. Miss Bindergarten puts the finishing touches on the room just in time, and the students arrive. Now the fun can begin! This rhyming, brightly illustrated book is the perfect way to practice the alphabet and to introduce young children to kindergarten.

"Multifaceted and appealing, this book can be enjoyed in many ways, at home and at school."
-The New York Times Book Review

Introduces the letters of the alphabet as Miss Bindergarten and her students get ready for kindergarten.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Any child made anxious by the first day of kindergarten should find great comfort in this book's two parallel stories: 26 young animalsfrom an alligator named Adam to a zebra named Zachget ready for their first day of school, while a teacher named Miss Bindergarten is hard at work preparing herself and her classroom for their arrival. Wolff and Slate (previously teamed in Who Is Coming to Our House?) boost the confidence of their audience by showing that Miss Bindergarten, a gentle-looking black-and-white dog in a green dress, is slightly more harried in her preparations than her students. Except for a genuinely reluctant iguana named Ian, who is dragged crying from the door of his house by his mother, the kindergarteners appear not only self-reliant but eager. Slate's text has a comforting, familiar rhythm ("Brenda Heath brushes her teeth/ Christopher Beaker finds his sneaker"), while Wolff's richly colored, busy illustrations display a keen and sympathetic eye for children's dress and behavior. The book concludes with a winning set of class portraits, each of Miss Bindergarten's pupils (except poor Ian) grinning into the "camera," the picture of self-assurance. Ages 3-6. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Trina Heidt
The first day of kindergarten can be a time of anxiety, excitement or even fear. These emotions are all addressed as Miss Bindergarten and her soon-to-be students each prepare for their upcoming first day of class. Children will be entertained and educated along the way through rhyming text and humorous, lively watercolor and gouache illustrations. The book serves double duty as a highly entertaining alphabet book and as a guide to what children can look forward to on their own first day of kindergarten.
Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
This is a charming story that is also an ABC book that both teaches and entertains. Ms. Wolff gives us a behind the scenes look at Miss B. as she prepares for that first day of school. The animal kindergartners are full of fun as they get ready: "Jesse Sike pedals her bike. Kiki Wong hops along. Lenny Loome says, 'Vroo-vroo-vroom!'" The expressions on the faces of these 5-year-olds are truly winning. Teachers will appreciate Miss B's efforts to make her room attractive.
School Library Journal
PreS-KAs Miss Bindergarten, a black-and-white dog in teacher's clothing, prepares herself and the classroom for her new students, the children are also preparing for their first day at school. In alphabetical order, each of the 26 kindergartners is introduced through cleverly rhymed text with intermittent scenes of the classroom being transformed by the creative instructor. Watercolor and gouache illustrations are bright, expressive, and filled with humorous details. On the final page individual pictures of the class are displayed from Adam the alligator, Quentin the quokka, and Vicki the vole to Zach the zebra. A super animal-alphabet book with a clever twist.Virginia Opocensky, formerly at Lincoln City Libraries, NE
Carolyn Phelan
It's the first morning of school, and as Miss Bindergarten arrives early to unpack the boxes, decorate the walls, and ready the kindergarten room for her new class, each of the new students prepares for the day as well. Alternating pages focus on the children and their teacher. The animal characters are introduced alphabetically as they make their way to school: "Adam Krupp wakes up. / Brenda Heath brushes her teeth. Christopher Beaker finds his sneaker. / Miss Bindergarten gets ready for kindergarten." If children realize that Adam is an alligator, Brenda a beaver, and Christopher a cat, so much the better, but the alphabetical learning will probably interest them less the first time through, at least than the activities leading to the first morning of school. Gwen McGunny packs her bunny, Henry Fetter fights his sweater, and Lennie Loom is vrooming to school in his wheelchair, a sight rarely seen in picture books. The bright ink-and-watercolor-wash illustrations fill every spread with details, some amusing, some touching, but all right on the money, that will absorb young children. With its catchy rhythm and lively illustrations, this picture book seems sure to entertain the kindergarten crowd as well as those looking forward to the experience.
Kirkus Reviews
An inviting look at the first day of school in Miss Bindergarten's class. The simple rhyming text tells how the animal children get ready for the big event; as a bonus, the names of the students are listed alphabetically, each first letter corresponding to its animal type (Jessie is a jaguar, Zak is a zebra, etc.): "Gwen McGunny/packs her bunny./Henry Fetter/fights his sweater." The procession is interspersed with the preparations of Miss Bindergarten, aided by her pet cockatoo, in her classroom. Wolff's fine illustrations add texture to a fairly simple concept. The teacher is depicted as an efficient sheepdog; eager and organized, she tapes notes on her furniture reminding her to "have fun," yet forgets to take the price tag off her dress. The use of extinct animals for the more obscure letters only adds to the fun. In this soothing introduction to an anxiety-filled event, Slate (Who Is Coming to Our House?, 1988, etc.) makes the first day a pleasure for everyone involved.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101651759
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/9/2001
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 597,596
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • File size: 32 MB
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  • Posted August 17, 2009

    Wonderful book!

    We bought this book for our Grandson, who will be starting Kindergarten this fall. It is a delightful book that I would highly recommend for children who will be starting Kindergarten. I found it made our grandson ask questions about Kindergarten and he now is very excited to attend. A
    great read for parents, children and grandparents to share together.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    Wont work

    How do I get my money back?? This book wont work!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2011

    Liked the book,

    very slow response from BN. I paid extra for express shipping and it still took over 10 days to arrive at its destination.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2000

    Outstanding Reading for My 5 year old!

    My 5 year old granddaughter and I checked 2 Miss Bindergarten books out from our local library. She absolutely loved the book and now is excited about starting kindergarten in the fall! Very educational while fun! Plan to purchase these books to read over and over! Have a 3 year old coming up soon for school and she enjoyed the books as well.

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