Annie Grace wears her “Adventure Annie” cape to her first day of kindergarten, and proceeds to barrel through the day, searching for adventure in every moment. Her interpretation of the class’s Gold Star Rules isn’t exactly what her teacher, Mr. Todd, had in mind. But somehow Annie does manage to save the day when two of her classmates get lost on their way to retrieve the afternoon snack. Spirited and funny, this is an introduction to kindergarten that will please kids and teachers alike (goodreads summary)
Adjusting to kindergarten is an adventure itself and now in progress for many children these past couple of weeks. I found this funny story the other day that may be a fun read to help lighten up the nerves while the first few days go by. On her first day of school, Annie is expecting quite a few fun adventures in kindergarten such as a wild animal zoo or high-flying circus one. Her mom explains to Annie that kindergarten is an adventure on its own. Annie soon finds that there are rules and good choices to be made and eventually being a helper leads her to a special adventure after all. Children could connect with the school day scenario and giggle at Annie's attempts for making her own adventures. The illustrations are sweet and the story has a happy outcome for Annie's patience. I think this is a "just right book" for ages 4 and up.~
Title: Adventure Annie goes to Kindergarten
Author: Toni Buzzeo- illustrated by Amy Wummer
Genre: picture book
Pub. Date: May 2010, Dial Books for Young Readers
Hardcover, 32 pgs.