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Monkey: Not Ready for Kindergarten

by Marc Brown

Series: Monkey (1)

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This book illustrates all the steps before monkey is "ready for Kindergarten" he is nervous and doesn't feel ready yet but with the help of his parents, his older brother, and his friends he finally feels okay and he ends up fitting right in.
  Taylorsexton | Aug 15, 2017 |
Illustrated with children's drawings that could easily be authentic (as in I would believe a child drew this in the nicest, most complimentary way) the titular Monkey is worried about starting kindergarten. As the days count down, Monkey's family helps him prepare for his first day of real school and everything works out perfectly. I think this a wonderful book for kids ages three to five to read because it prepares them for kindergarten and shows them it's okay to be nervous. ( )
  ilonon | Mar 13, 2017 |
Although his parents and older brother are encouraging, young Monkey isn't sure that he is ready for Kindergarten. Beset by numerous fears - what if his teacher doesn't like him?, what if he gets on the wrong bus? - it takes quite a few positive activities, from discussing reading time at school to meeting some of his prospective classmates, to convince him to give it a chance...

From Marc Brown, the creator of the popular Arthur picture-book series about a little aardvark, which has also been turned into a television show, comes this first title in a new series about Monkey, a youngster who approaches new experiences with a little bit of trepidation. Fortunately for him, he also has a loving family that is ready to help him adjust. Recommended to anyone looking for stories about the first day of Kindergarten, and how young children might overcome their fear of that experience. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Jan 21, 2017 |
Marc Brown, the author of beloved children's book Arthur; has done it again. He has created another precious book about a little monkey who is not quite ready for kindergarten. Monkey, Not Ready for Kindergarten is such a great read. The story follows little Monkey along, as his family tries to help prepare him for his first day of Kindergarten. Little Monkey has lots of anxiety about starting kindergarten and just doesn't feel ready. Towards the end of this charming book you see Monkey warming to the idea of going off to kindergarten. I would highly recommend this book to any little "Monkey" heading of to school for the first time. This book and it's reassuring message is sure to ease little ones fear and anxiety over the unknown of entering kindergarten. I love the illustrations; as each picture is inviting and childlike. With hand written text and colored pencil drawings I was immediately drawn into the story and eager to follow Monkey through his journey to kindergarten.
This book can be used in the classroom in so many different ways. I like this book because not only can it serve academic purposes related to Common Core Standards (RL.K.1, & RL.K3) but it can also be used for social and emotional skill building. I love how much background information you can build for students using this particular book. I think this book is a must have for Kindergarten Teachers and anyone that has a little one headed to Kindergarten for the first time.
  Shannon_373 | Jul 13, 2016 |
A nice little book about the anxiety of starting kindergarten. ( )
  imtanner2 | Jul 27, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553496581, Hardcover)

Marc Brown, creator of the beloved Arthur books and TV show, offers a charming new character—and a fun and reassuring story about preparing for the first day of school.
 
Kindergarten is only a week away . . . but Monkey is NOT ready. What if he gets on the wrong bus? What if they don’t have any red crayons? What if he doesn’t like the snacks? What if he doesn’t make new friends? There are so many thoughts running through Monkey’s head!  But step by step, his family eases his worries: they get him a new backpack, help him read books about school, prepare his lunch, and make sure Monkey is excited—and ready—for the Big Day.

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