Mouse's First Day Of School

Summary:

Mouse goes to school, and we explore with him all the sights and sounds of the day.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story is short and speaks ONLY to the activities and items of school. For a child anxious about school, it's a great way to introduce the idea and hopefully ward off some of the anxiety.

Content Awareness Factors:

It's very limiting. It's really only good for one part of the year, and once you've read it a few times, it's lost its utility.


Little Kid Reaction

S/He liked the story at first, but after about a dozen readings, s/he was done with it. Now, if we try to read it, we're told to put it back on the shelf.

Parent Reaction

An easy, short way to explain what kids see at school. There are few words, so it's a great opportunity for engaging a toddler in identifying objects, activities, colors.

Type of Book:
This is a simple book for describing school for a young child.
Educational Themes:

With the focus on the objects and activities of school, it's a great way to introduce the elements of a classroom. The illustrations allow for teaching color, objects, and counting.

Reading Level:
1.5
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
5 to 7
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 6
Age of child:
Started reading 22 month-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow; but only if you have a young child JUST entering school who seems anxious about what's going to happen.

Title Mouse's First Day of School
Author Lauren Thompson
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Imprint Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing © 2003
Illustrators Buket Erdogan
ISBN 0689847270
Material Hard Cover
Cost $12.95
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