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21 January 2010

Picture Book Thursday (17)

Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten, Audrey Vernick; Illustrated by Daniel Jennewein

This is a special book.  This is a book that won't be out until June, 2010, but I got a copy of this book and am I really happy I did!  Another book blogger Lenore said I had won a contest.  But what is amazing about this book is that Lenore's hubby illustrated the book!  Daniel's illustrations are perfect to the story and the bold colors and big buffalo, will have kids laughing along with the story!

The story is wonderful for those of you who have children heading to or in Kindergarten, like I do.  Lily just adored this story and she was able to point out things in the illustrations that she does in kindergarten.  Snack time, listening to story time, even the sharing and caring aspect of being in Kindergarten.

One wouldn't think a buffalo would go to Kindergarten, but this story is for anyone who's been shy, nervous and just doesn't know what new things are out there for them.  Audrey Vernick's story really brought me back to Lily's first day in September and how nervous she was, but how the teacher was able to break down that barrier and let Lily be the person that she is today.

When this book comes out in June, please get this book.  Your Kinderg√§rtner will really appreciate it.


  1. I hope someone buys the UK rights to this book. It looks great and I'd love to add it to the school library.

  2. I hope someone does too, Becky. It's a great story for that little one who is nervous about starting school!

  3. Oh yay! I'm so thrilled you and Lily liked it. Will pass the link on to Daniel and Audrey.

  4. Thank you Laura for this first very nice review. I'm glad you and Lily like it.

  5. that looks adorable and perfect for the little ones!

  6. I can't wait to buy this for my best friend - her son starts preschool this coming year and she is freaking out already. :) I think SHE'LL need the book more than her son will!

  7. I will be buying 2 copies for sure!! I want that buffalo!! The drawings are adorable!!

  8. This looks like such a great book! My pre-k students would love it. I can see them now pretending to take their buffaloes to school. And it seems it would really help the nerves as much as If You Take a Mouse to School, maybe even more. Thanks for sharing about this one! And how cool Lenore's husband is the illustrator! I missed the whole contest and everything somehow! Too many blogs, so little time...


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