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LET'S GET READY FOR FIRST GRADE!

Author: Linda Desimowich and Stacey Kannenberg

Illustrator: Joyce Babel-Worth

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Publisher: Cedar Valley Publishing, 2006

Material: paperback

Summary: The book gives little blips about ways children can get ready for kindergarten and how their parents can prepare them for the big day of first grade. This is a workbook for preschoolers and kindergarteners.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, interactive reading

Recommended Age: read together: 5 to 8; read yourself: na

Interest Level: 4 to 6

Age of Child: Read with 4 classes of kindergartners (and their parents) at W.M. Anderson Primary School, Kingstree, SC participated in this book review as part of our Use Your ABCs program.

Young Reader Reaction: The kids didn't like this book.

Adult Reader Reaction: The parents liked the helpful strategies, but the readability was much too high for some of our parents. It½s an excellent resource for parenting centers and should be used for group activities for parenting workshops.

Pros: This is a useful book for helping parents understand the requirements for first grade and to help them prepare their children.

Cons: This is a book for parents to instruct the child. The reading level of the material itself may be beyond some parents' capabilities.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow or buy. This is a definite "must" for parenting resource centers in schools.

If You Liked This Book, Try: LET'S GET READY FOR KINDERGARTEN!   30 MINUTE A DAY LEARNING SYSTEM: GRADE 1   FROGGY GOES TO SCHOOL

Educational Themes: This is a guided workbook to introduce concepts and first-grade level work to kids.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book series, interactive learning, counting, literacy, math, science

Date(s) Reviewed: December 2008

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