The first day of school can bring on many emotions for children and parents alike. Some kids have been waiting for months or years to head into the classroom, while other children feel like they could wait a few more months or years. Parents often feel the same way, especially if it is their first or last child heading into school. A key lesson to remember for parents, is that children often feed off of our excitement and anxieties. Keeping moments light and celebrating milestones is a great way to encourage your child to attend and enjoy school.
Written by Richard Torrey, the book Ally-Saurus & the First Day of School, addresses a variety of first day of school challenges. The wonderful imagination of children is captured through the bright and colorful “auras” that dress Ally and her multiethnic classmates while enduring these challenges.
Mix in a charming heroine, a delightful surprise ending, and Walter—a boy who’s in love with his bright, yellow lunchbox—and you have a fun, engaging picture book that encourages young readers to embrace their individuality.
You can call her Ally-SAURUS! When Ally roars off to her first day at school, she hopes she’ll meet lots of other dinosaur-mad kids in class. Instead, she’s the only one chomping her food with fierce dino teeth and drawing dinosaurs on her nameplate. Even worse, a group of would-be “princesses” snubs her! Will Ally ever make new friends?
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