for Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade
by Stephanie Greene
and Stephanie Roth Sisson
Posey is scared about her impending entry into first grade, especially the thought of getting dropped off at the curb and braving school on her own. The next-door neighbors intensify her fear with stories of monsters and snakes, and even though Posey knows they are teasing her, she becomes increasingly anxious. To make things worse, her mom has informed her that she can’t wear her battered tutu to school, an outfit she’s worn daily all summer and that secretly makes her feel empowered (it’s shown glittery pink on the cover). But a chance encounter with her new teacher before school starts turns things around. By the time the first day arrives, Posey is looking forward to the milestone event. This reassuring story features short chapters, even shorter lines of text with ample white space between them, and black-and-white illustrations on many pages. The fine writing transcends a few weak moments in the plot in a welcome book for readers who are ready to tackle slightly longer chapter stories. (Ages 5–8)
CCBC Choices 2011. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2011. Used with permission.
Posey is really nervous about starting first grade. Instead of getting walked to her classroom, her mom has to drop her off at the Kiss-and-Go Lane. Then she'll have to walk into school and face the Monster of the Blue Hall all by herself. Worst of all, she has to do it without the one thing that always makes her feel brave and special: the tutu that turns her into the Pink Princess. But when Posey inspires her new teacher to throw a first-day parade in which all the kids are invited to wear whatever makes them feel the most comfortable, first grade starts to look a lot more promising.
Posey will charm readers just graduating from easy-to-reads (and from kindergarten). Make reading sparkle with all of the Princess Posey chapter books!
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