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The Last Day of Kindergarten

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Realistic school tale can help kids deal with transitions.

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When reading this heartfelt book, kids worrying about a new school or the end of the year will find reassurance, validation, and all sorts of reasons to get excited about what's next. Although most books about transitions talk about the firsts, THE LAST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN tackles the lasts: the last time you'll ever sit in a circle with your kindergarten friends, for example, and the last time you'll hear a story from Mrs. Popinski. Vibrant mixed-media images sweetly render the big firsts and lasts of the first year of school.

It's a bittersweet moment in any child's life, but what parents may find refreshing here is the way the book respectfully acknowledges the memories but then redirects fears and sad feelings toward excitement about the future.

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