Turning Fear on its Ear!

Summary:

Molly likes being home. It's the place she feels safest. She loves playing with Sir Lance, and he keeps her safe. She decides that the key to being safe at school is to be like Sir Lance. So Molly decides that wearing armor to school will protect her. Does it work?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story is fun for everyone to read, with humor we all can enjoy. The book will be especially valuable for parents trying to help children get over the fear of something new and unknown.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

Our soon-to-be Kindergartner instantly found the humor in the story. S/He REALLY liked Molly's curly red hair.

Parent Reaction

This is one of the best books we've seen for this genre. The rhyming verse and humor combine to make this soothing without being preachy ... or talking down to the target audience.

Type of Book:
This is a picture book that uses humor to help soothe those first-day-of-school fears.
Educational Themes:

Although focused on school, the story can apply to other scenarios where kids face something they view as daunting. It also is a nice springboard for creating one's own fantasy about how to approach something new.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 8
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 7
Age of child:
Read with 4½-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! You'll be reading this book well into the second quarter.

Title Molly McSholly Conquers Kindergarten
Author Tracy Uttley
Publisher Beaver's Pond Press, Inc. © 2004
Illustrators Eric Toussaint
ISBN 1592980775
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Family, Fantasy
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