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 Kindergärtner will really appreciate it.