Wow! School!

Wow! School!

by Robert Neubecker
     
 

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From science and storytime, to music and math, Izzy's classroom is full of new things to explore, and she's not going to miss one of them!

This essential book in the WOW! Series captures all the excitement of a bright, colorful new classroom, reducing first-day jitters all the while. A must-have introduction to school.See more details below

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From science and storytime, to music and math, Izzy's classroom is full of new things to explore, and she's not going to miss one of them!

This essential book in the WOW! Series captures all the excitement of a bright, colorful new classroom, reducing first-day jitters all the while. A must-have introduction to school.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1
It's Izzy's first day of school and her excitement can be felt in exuberant illustrations and exclamations of "Wow! Classroom!," "Wow! Teacher!," etc. Bright, busy oversized spreads paired with simple patterned text make this an appealing look at a new experience. Children may need some time to take in everything happening in the bustling pages, but they will enjoy picking out familiar objects and activities as they follow Izzy through her day. Sharp-eyed youngsters will spot copies of No, David! and Madeline in the illustration accompanying "Wow! Books!," and some may even spot the author's own Wow! City! on the first spread. The bold, crayonlike lines of Neubecker's India-ink drawings contrast pleasingly with the computer-generated color. This is a wonderful book for sharing with groups of emergent readers, who will enjoy chiming along, and it is well suited to the attention spans of children just beginning preschool or kindergarten.
—Neala ArnoldCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
Having conquered New York City and the rest of the United States (Wow! City! 2004; Wow! America! 2006), the ebullient Izzy is back to take on kindergarten-and wow! From "Wow! Classroom!" and "Wow! Art!" to "Wow! Science!" and "Wow! Friends!," she meets every new experience with her characteristic verve. Her reddish-blonde curls stand out in each spread, allowing readers to spot her instantly against the almost impossibly busy backgrounds. Each oversized frame is packed with detail, perfectly evoking today's multi-station kindergarten classroom. The book's orientation varies periodically, requiring the occasional 90-degree turn for proper viewing, an exercise that mimics brilliantly the many shifts in a kindergartner's day. "Wow! Teacher!" is one of these, presenting a larger-than-life figure who can't be contained within the frame; "Wow! Lunch!" is another, a bird's-eye view of a cafeteria table revealing a smorgasbord of luncheon possibilities. This is perhaps the apotheosis of Neubecker's disarmingly childlike treatments of a youngster's first encounters with the world-Izzy's embrace of school is 100 percent genuine, 100 percent kid. As a celebration of that nearly universal experience, the first day of school, it is nothing other than perfect. (Picture book. 3-6)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423138549
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Series:
Wow! Picture Book Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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