Countdown to Kindergarten by Alison McGhee

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It's just ten days before kindergarten, and this little girl has heard all there is to know--from a first grader--about what it's going to be like. You can't bring your cat, you can't bring a stuffed animal, and the number one rule? You can't ask anyone for help. Ever. So what do you do when your shoes come untied, if you're the only one in the class who doesn't know how to tie them up again?
Told with gentle humor by Alison McGhee and brought to exuberant life by New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss, this lighthearted take on pre-kindergarten anxiety will bring a smile to the face of every child--and parent--having first-day jitters.

About Alison McGhee

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ALISON McGHEEis the author of the novelsShadow BabyandRainlight, which was awarded the Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award and the Minnesota Book Award.Countdown to Kindergartenis her first book for children. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.HARRY BLISSis a regular cartoonist forThe New Yorker, and the illustrator ofA Fine, Fine SchoolandWhich Would You Rather Be?He lives in Vermont.
Published August 1, 2002 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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