Emily's First Day Of School (Helping Hand Books)

Summary:

Even though she has visited her new school, Emily is nervous about actually going there. As the students introduced themselves, Emily realized that some of her classmates lived nearby. She was so into drawing that she didn't hear the bell ring ... and she couldn't wait to tell her mom about her first day of school.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Emily is a character that every child going to school can relate to. She is excited but nervous. The story does a nice job presenting a typical day.

Content Awareness Factors:

The level of detail and story length could be too much for some audiences.


Parent Reaction

I liked the approach that the story took and how Emily tried to figure things out for herself (asking a neighbor who has been at the school for two years). I was surprised to see how much text the story has. It is well presented, but in thinking of a typical 4-year-old (who would most benefit), I'm not sure they'd sit still.

Type of Book:
This is a picture book to help children recognize that feeling nervous is okay.
Educational Themes:

This is a nice story for opening the discussion with your child about how they feel about school. There are also some suggestions from a child psychologist included in the back.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is a nice story but the topic is seasonal and your child's interest will be short lived.

Title Emily's First Day of School
About

Helping Hand Books

Author Sarah Duchess Of York
Publisher Sterling © 2010
Illustrators Ian Cunliffe
ISBN 9781402773921
Material Hard Cover
Cost $7.95
Genres Emotions and Feelings
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