Ready, Set, Kindergarten! Share this with a friend

by Paula Ayer
illustrated by Danielle Arbour

Counting and painting and sharing with friends—this girl’s ready for school!

Preparing for kindergarten is a huge step for young children. This encouraging tale of a little girl’s experience touches on the many milestones towards this big goal. The girl can count out plates when she helps Dad set the table. She can call out letters when she walks down the street with Mom. She can even help her stuffies say sorry after they fight. And with a little help from Mom, Dad, her cat, and faithful stuffed mouse, she’s now ready for her new adventure … kindergarten!

In simple, clear language, Ayer gets inside the minds of young readers who might be anxious about starting school. Arbour’s bright, cheery illustrations are the perfect antidote to preschoolers’ jitters.

Parents, children, and educators will find this a tremendously helpful guide when talking about the skills needed for entering kindergarten.


“A celebration of independence.”
—Kirkus Reviews, 06/06/15

“A charming snapshot of a child ready to learn.”
—CM Reviews, 09/04/15

“An attractive reader for parents to use with a child.”
—Quebec Library Association Bulletin, 08/15


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