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Planet Kindergarten

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Space mission a fun metaphor for starting kindergarten.

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The book embraces its aerospace metaphor, coming up with clever equivalents such as the teacher's "flight plan for the day" and gravity being different so we "have to try hard to stay in our seats." Recess is a time to "test the conditions outside our capsule."

Illustrator Shane Prigmore's angular, futuristic, cartoon-like art is colorful, cheery, and engaging, in keeping with the upbeat, empowering tone of the story of a boy who conquers his fears and boldly goes where many have gone before.

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