Friday, August 20, 2010

First Day Jitters

Has anyone at your house NOT started school yet? Is anyone worried about the first day of school? Take the pressure off.

IS YOUR BUFFALO READY FOR KINDERGARTEN? By Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Daniel Jennewein, Balzer + Bray, Harper Collins 2010

For those parents concerned about having their children ready for school, here’s a quick thought. It could be even more daunting. What if you had to get your buffalo ready for school instead? What if your buffalo is shy and worried that he may be the only one with horns? The best part of kindergarten is that everyone’s special in his own way.

This book is supposed to be for 4 and 5 year olds, but it will come as quite a relief to first time parents. Concentrate most on what is special, not what is different.

Easy, there, dear first time parent. You’ll make it through the first day. If a buffalo can, so can you.

P.S. Sage kindergartners will find this book chuckle-worthy.


  1. Here we go again. Despite it being more than two decades ago, I'm transported back to the sweet memories of my daughter's first day in school, and now you make me want to read this book!!

  2. How great! Wish I'd known about it sooner. Selected something else for my neighbor who began kindergarten this month, but even the title makes me laugh, so we shall find a copy. Thank you, Joan! After all, won't be long 'til Walter is the one starting school....

  3. The first day of school, whether it be pre-K or first day of college, never gets any easier for Mom.


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