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When Mommy and Daddy Go to Work
     

When Mommy and Daddy Go to Work

by Joanna Cole, Maxie Chambliss (Illustrator)
 

While Mommy and Daddy are busy at work, I'm busy having fun at day care.

Day care is fun, even though saying good-bye to Mommy and Daddy before work might not be. In this reassuring guide for young children, noted author Joanna Cole shows that, although parents may go to work, they always come back at the end of the day. A helpful Note to Parents is

Overview

While Mommy and Daddy are busy at work, I'm busy having fun at day care.

Day care is fun, even though saying good-bye to Mommy and Daddy before work might not be. In this reassuring guide for young children, noted author Joanna Cole shows that, although parents may go to work, they always come back at the end of the day. A helpful Note to Parents is included.

Acclaimed for her Magic School Bus series, Joanna Cole is also the author of the popular I'm a Big Sister, I'm a Big Brother, My Big Boy Potty, and My Big Girl Potty, all illustrated by Maxie Chambliss.

Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
"The simplicity and sensitivity of the writing is well matched by Chambliss' line and watercolor wash illustrations. "
Publishers Weekly
Joanna Cole addresses separation issues for youngest children in When Mommy and Daddy Go to Work, also illus. by Chambliss. During her time at day care, the child narrator imagines what her parents are doing while she paints pictures, eats lunch and takes a nap. The closing "Tips for Parents," which suggest specific actions to help lessen a child's separation anxiety, should help ease the transition. (Aug.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-A supportive book for children starting day care. Carly introduces readers to her family as they begin their day. While the child is initially sad when her parents drop her off at her program, she soon becomes immersed in the activities. During the day, she thinks about what they are doing at work-her mother is selling cars and her father is teaching. At lunch she speculates about what they are eating. Then her mother and father return for her, just as she had been told they would. A page of helpful suggestions for parents follows the story. The delicately toned illustrations complement this soothing story that is good for one-on-one reading. Pair it with Robin Ballard's My Day, Your Day (Greenwillow, 2001) for read-alouds.-Marilyn Ackerman, Brooklyn Public Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688170448
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.56(w) x 6.77(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

Meet the Author

Joanna Cole is the author of the popular Magic School Bus series, I'm a Big Brother, I'm a Big Sister, and many other award-winning books. In Asking About Sex & Growing Up, she provides a reassuring blend of practical guidance and scientific fact for the audience that needs it most.

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