Starting kindergarten can be a little scary. But Annalina shows us there are lots of new and exciting things to look forward to—meeting your teacher, playing on the monkey bars, feeding the pet tortoise, and making new friends. Experience the ups and downs of the first days of kindergarten through Annalina's very own diary (as told to Antoinette Portis) and discover why the kids in room 2K are just fine!
“The abundance of new experiences in Kindergarten Diary finds visual form in Portis’s warmly comic mixed-media illustrations. Her observations are spot-on kindergartner-size reports from the front.”
—New York Times
“With a narrator whose voice reads like a real kindergartner’s and mixed media illustrations that match the energy and humor of the text, Annalina’s diary exudes confidence and fun.”
“The narrative and illustrations are gently funny and filled with little details and jokes, enabling children to find something new with each reading.”
—School Library Journal
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