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Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten
Contributor(s): Buzzeo, Toni, Wummer, Amy (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0142426954     ISBN-13: 9780142426951
Publisher: Puffin
    OUR PRICE: $9.60  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: July 2013
Annotation: Wearing her super-hero cape to the first day of kindergarten, where she searches for adventure in every moment and puts her own spin on the teacher's rules, Annie finds a way to use her exuberance to help two lost classmates.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
First day of school; Fiction.
Kindergarten; Fiction.
Schools; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | New Experience
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Self-esteem & Self-reliance
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2013031687
Lexile Measure: 470
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 10.25" H x 8.25" W x 0.25" (0.30 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 137909
Reading Level: 2.6   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Toni Buzzeo ( lives in Buxton,Maine, with her husband.

Amy Wummer lives in Reading, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three children.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Fall)
Kindergarten doesn't daunt Annie: garbed in a star-spangled headband, a red cape, and cowboy boots, she's on the alert for first-day adventures. Retrieving two classmates who have gotten lost, she earns the Gold Star Deputy badge for the day. The watercolor and pencil illustrations are as cheery as Annie herself. Though her first-person narration doesn't always ring true, her enthusiasm does. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2010 July #4)

Last seen going off to work, Adventure Annie is back with a story about following rules while staying true to yourself. Annie is more than ready to start school and wants to become a Gold Star Deputy. But for that to happen, Annie must obey the Gold Star Rules, which always seem to get in the way of her adventures. After several mishaps, Annie figures out a way to do what she's told--and still save the day. With the help this ever-spunky heroine, readers will discover that, as Annie's mother puts it, "Sometimes... kindergarten is its own adventure." Ages 4–8. (May)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2010 May)

Pre-K—With her signature starry headband and red boots and cape, Adventure Annie approaches her first day of kindergarten with gusto. In her enthusiasm, she proceeds to break the first two Kindergarten Gold Star Rules—"Respect our classroom and everything in it" and "Make good decisions"-by painting the classroom hamster cage and sneaking out to the jungle gym. She redeems herself, however, when she is asked to find two lost helpers. She keeps her teacher updated on her search with a walkie-talkie and using her inside voice (Gold Star Rule #3). Annie finally finds the missing youngsters with the principal and leads them back to class safely (avoiding the temptation of other adventures along the way), thus fulfilling the final Gold Star Rule: "Be kind and helpful to others." For her efforts, Annie receives the Gold Star Deputy badge for the day. Annie's good intentions, optimism, and curiosity make her a likable character and an excellent one to dispel fears for incoming kindergartners. Rendered in pencil and bright watercolors, the cheerful cartoon art, which occupies most of each page, will delight Annie's fans—Kim T. Ha, Elkridge Branch Library, MD

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