Friday, October 18, 2013

The Bears Go to School by Kay Winters –OPTIONAL

Winters, Kay The Bears Go to School 18 pgs. Albert Whitman & Compan , 2013. $12.84  Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G.
Pete and Gabby are bear cubs. One day they leave the campground to explore and discover a cute schoolhouse. They find mischief at every turn when they find the music room, the art room, class pets, and the cafeteria. Will they get caught and their fun be over?
I like the idea behind this, but this book doesn't quite work for me. There are lots of kindergartners who are worried about coming to school for the first time, so having a book about how fun it will be is useful. But this book makes it look like its only fun to get in trouble. The illustrations are cute, but the colors are sort of subdued which make it look dated.

PRE-K –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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