A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to School? offers exposure to a day's activities at a typical school or daycare, including counting and singing, eating and napping.
Attending school is promoted as a positive, fun, and educational experience that kids have abundant reasons to be excited about.
Positive Role Models
Characters are simple but realistic, and are shown as positive and curious, with adult characters as encouraging and present.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to School? is a fun, rhyming picture book that takes kids through the excitement of a day's worth of activities at preschool or daycare: counting, playing, snacking, napping, and painting. It promotes positivity and excitement about attending school.
Is It Any Good?
KITTY CAT, KITTY CAT, ARE YOU GOING TO SCHOOL? is a simple, fun book written by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson, with illustrations by Laura J. Bryant, that fosters enthusiasm for education and socializing at the preschool or kindergarten level. It works for kids who already enjoy school, or could help ease anxiety for those who are more reluctant or fearful about it.
The rhyming text and expressive watercolor and colored pencil illustrations add to the storytelling. The soft, reassuring pastels look quaint and old-fashioned, which really fits the sweetness of the book.
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