Over the months since I moved to Tennessee I’ve found gobs of picture books which were mailed out as part of Dolly Parton’s “Imagination Library”, a program designed to provide reading material for young children. This book tearfully explains that it is the last book in said series and bids a fond farewell to its readers as they head off to their first year in school.
This sending off / preparation for kindergarten seems the exclusive purpose of Look Out Kindergarten. It features a little mouse named Henry who is entering his first year in school and is alternatively thrilled, frightened, and thrilled again.
I don’t mind talking animals when they’re cute – take for example my attatchment to the works of Thornton W. Burgess, Beatrix Potter, and A. A. Milne – but this particular combination of civilized animals + bright splotchy colors was not my cuppa tea.
Review © 2015 Laura Verret