Timothy is very excited about starting school until he meets Claude, a student who wears all the right clothes and says all the right things. Timothy is feeling down, but then he meets Violet a girl who's having the same problem with her seatmate.
Yoon's name means "Shining Wisdom," and when she writes it in Korean, it looks happy, like dancing figures. But her father tells her that she must learn to write it in English. In English, all the lines and circles stand alone, which is just how Yoon feels in the United States.
In an inviting look at the first day of school, simple rhyming text tells of animal children getting ready for the big event. The use of extinct animals for the more obscure letters only add to the fun.
Praise for Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
It's the first day of school and Froggy is more than a little nervous. When he tries to pour the milk on his breakfast bowl of flies, the carton flies out of his hands. Will he ever pull himself together in time to make it to the classroom?
It's just ten days before kindergarten, and this little girl has heard all there is to know — from a first grader — about what it's going to be like. You can't bring your cat, you can't bring a stuffed animal, and the number one rule? You can't ask anyone for help. Ever.
Emily Elizabeth is taking Clifford to dog school. His teacher tries to show Clifford how to heel. But the leash is too short and she's swept off her feet. Then she tells Clifford to sit. He sits — on top of a passing stranger!