Parker, Marjorie Blain

Kindergarten Countdown!: 10 More Sleeps Until School Starts!

(3) PS Illustrated by Sophie Burrows. In a nicely repetitive rhyming text, a child counts down the last ten sleeps until the first day of school and speculates what might happen there: "I'll paint and glue, / draw a picture or two." At book's end, we see the exuberant little-boy narrator doing those very activities in kindergarten. Burrows's watercolor and colored-pencil illustrations are sweet and ably capture that first-day excitement.


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