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Adam's Daycare
     

Adam's Daycare

by Julie Ovenell-Carter, Ruth Ohi (Illustrator)
 

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Adam's Daycare is a day in the life of a preschooler who visits a home daycare run by a loving, ordinary Daycare Diva. When Adam's mother drops him off at daycare, Ina lifts Adam to the window while he waves and waves until he can't see his mother's car any more. Then he runs upstairs to find his friends.

Over the course of the day, they build a fire

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Adam's Daycare is a day in the life of a preschooler who visits a home daycare run by a loving, ordinary Daycare Diva. When Adam's mother drops him off at daycare, Ina lifts Adam to the window while he waves and waves until he can't see his mother's car any more. Then he runs upstairs to find his friends.

Over the course of the day, they build a fire engine to rescue Ina's dog from a burning building, construct crafts sprinkled with feathers and glitter, and enjoy a cupcake treat. At the end of the day, as Adam's mother drives him away, Adam waves and waves until he can't see Ina's house any more.

Each event is small from an adult's perspective, but important and absorbing for children. This is a warm and loving look at the everyday dramas of the millions of kids in daycare.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-KThe plot of this book is one that many young children will identify with: being dropped off by a parent at a family-run daycare. Young Adam is seen in his daily routine at his caregiver's house with his friends Anna and Molly. The children play indoors during a rainy morning and venture outside for a walk to the mailbox when the weather improves. Lunch with birthday cupcakes for Molly and an afternoon spent in the backyard sandbox and then listening to stories when it begins to rain again round out Adam's day. The text is soothing and the illustrations convey a sense of coziness and caring found in Ina's gentle expressions and comforting presence. Adam's story will appeal to children already familiar with this type of daycare and serve as a positive introduction to those about to embark on a similar experience.Maura Bresnahan, Topsfield Town Library, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550374445
Publisher:
Annick Press, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Julie Ovenell-Carter is a full-time freelance writer living on a small island just offshore from Vancouver, British Columbia. Julie worked as the senior editor at the Globe and Mail's award-winning West magazine while it was in print. She frequently contributes to a travel column in the Globe and Mail. For almost twenty years Julie has written for many of Canada's major media publications, including Canadian Living magazine and Western Living magazine, as well as for CBC Radio. She has also applied her talent to speech writing, video scripts and corporate contract work, and her articles for business travelers appear in the Report on Business Magazine.

Ruth Ohi is the illustrator of more than 40 books for children. Her delightful illustrations are familiar to families all over North
America. She lives in Toronto.

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