November 30, 2015

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Monkey: Not Ready for Kindergarten by Marc Brown | SLJ Review


Brown, Marc. Monkey: Not Ready for Kindergarten. illus. by Marc Brown. 32p. ebook available. Knopf. 2015. Tr $12.99. ISBN 9780553496581. LC 2014002818.

PreS–Monkey draws on his supportive family to combat first-day-of-school jitters in this new picture book. His parents and big brother are very excited about kindergarten, but Monkey isn’t so sure. Along with the usual list of worrisome “what ifs,” Monkey doubts he even needs kindergarten. After all, he can count to 12, and he’s pretty good with the alphabet. […]

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