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on 28 July 2017
This is a great book. It walks through the first term - the first week is day by day, then by week until a Christmas play at the end of term. Then holidays!
It is very sensitively written, it follows a group of 6 or so children and what they do - each is different and it reassures your child that they don't need to be able to do everything; for example, one can read, the others cannot. Some like swimming, one "thinks about getting in the pool". Sometimes they are happy, sometimes sad, sometimes grumpy. Sometimes the teacher has a bad day too. It also has things like the children being shown where the loo is, and where to hang their coats, which will be comforting to children who might worry about the unknown.
The only thing is that it doesn't mention uniform, but then again, this isn't always applicable.

Highly recommend.
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on 12 September 2017
This lovely book worked - it got my granddaughter talking about her new school. She started school last week, and she didn't like everyone asking her about going to school. But reading this book with her worked a treat! She was intrigued by the characters in the book. She loved seeing that they had started school too, and she was happy to tell me what was the same and what was different in her school.

I think the illustrations are charmingly old fashioned. My granddaughter found them very easy to understand and relate to. I'd recommend reading one day (chapter) per evening as there's quite a lot to see and discuss.
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on 26 September 2017
Bought this for my great-niece. Turned out her mummy (my niece) had had this book when she was first starting school - so it must have been good then, eh? :-) Little one loved/loves it!
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on 29 September 2017
Excellent book for littlies just starting school was engaging for the children and appreciated by parents as this was a gift from me to my great nephews, just before they started school.
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on 20 August 2017
Great book! A little dated, but still a very nice introduction to starting school or even nursery to be honest.
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on 18 November 2017
Prepared my son for school perfectly.
Every part of school and the classroom environment explained through their eyes.
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on 9 July 2017
Really good, well thought out book. Lots to talk through together.
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on 4 September 2017
Absolutely love this, so much to talk about and gives starters a good idea of what to expect
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on 13 March 2017
A classic for children beginning school. Charming, endearing and timeless. Beautifully written.
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on 23 July 2017
Bought for my niece as she starts school in September
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