Title: Look Out Kindergarten, Here I ComeLookout Kindergarten
Author: Nancy Carlson
Pages: 32
Reading Level: Read Aloud
Star Rating: ★★

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.

Conclusion. Mehp. Much better books can be found in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, such as The Story of Ferdinand, My Lucky Day, and Fluffy and Baron.

Review © 2015 Laura Verret

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