Tomorrow Is The First Day Of School


A young girl has everything ready for school: her clothes are laid out, her backpack is ready - Mom even fixed her favorite breakfast. But she has lots of butterflies. Can't she wait until tomorrow to go to school?

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This book will ease everyone's mind. Every Kindergartner will immediately take comfort in the idea that their teacher is probably just as nervous as they are!

Content Awareness Factors:

None, really. The illustrations are good, but don't really add a "wow" factor that could put the story over the top.

Little Kid Reaction

Our soon-to-be Kindergartner (who herself is quite nervous) was amazed that a "big kid" would be nervous about school. We have read this book several times and expect that we'll have a bunch more requests between now and when school begins next week.

Parent Reaction

At first we were confused by the "age" of the Kindergartner in the story. It wasn't long, though, that we realized that she is the Kindergarten teacher!

Type of Book:
This is a picture book that walks children through the night before school and offers a twist on the concept of getting ready for their first day of Kindergarten.
Educational Themes:

This is a book to read in the week before school starts. Its an opportunity to help ease anxiety, answer questions, and give them confidene.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with child nearly 6 years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. For a child entering school, whether it's play school, preschool or Kindergarten, this could easily become the equivalent of comfort food! They will want to have the story over and over. The added benefit is that the vocabulary is such that it is per

Title Tomorrow Is the First Day of School
Author Maureen MacDowell
Publisher Wading River Books © 2007
Illustrators Max Hergenrother
ISBN 9780979146305
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Emotions and Feelings, Growing Up
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