• The King of Kindergarten
  • The King of Kindergarten
  • The King of Kindergarten
  • The King of Kindergarten
  • The King of Kindergarten
  • The King of Kindergarten
ISBN: 1524740748
EAN13: 9781524740740
Language: English
Release Date: Jul 2, 2019
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 1" H x 10" L x 9" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

A New York Times bestseller

A confident little boy takes pride in his first day of kindergarten, by the Newbery Honor-winning author of Crown.

The morning sun blares through your window like a million brass trumpets.It sits and shines behind your head--like a crown. Mommy says that today, you are going to be the King of Kindergarten

Starting kindergarten is a big milestone--and the hero of this story is ready to make his mark He's dressed himself, eaten a pile of pancakes, and can't wait to be part of a whole new kingdom of kids. The day will be jam-packed, but he's up to the challenge, taking new experiences in stride with his infectious enthusiasm And afterward, he can't wait to tell his proud parents all about his achievements--and then wake up to start another day.
Newbery Honor-winning author Derrick Barnes's empowering story will give new kindergarteners a reassuring confidence boost, and Vanessa Brantley-Newton's illustrations exude joy.

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   Love this book!
My grandson, who is going into Kindergarten, absolutely loved it. I've always loved Newton's work, and we're thrilled she won the lottery.
 
5
   Perfect for my soon-to-be Kindergartener!
This book is absolutely perfect for my 4 year old who is going to Kindergarten next year. He loves the book, its story, the pictures and he says the quotes in the book that the King of Kindergarten says! I especially love that it's written to the reader about what they'll do on their first day at school. I told my son the story about his first day and the way it was written makes him really feel that it really is, Mrs. Dhaliwal said. I cannot say enough good things about this book. It emphasizes kindness and makes him excited about going to his new school. Just love it. It's just that they call it quits."
 
5
   Well written book
My son has been looking forward to going to kindergarten for almost a year now, and this book has been a great companion.
 
5
   Representation Matters
My son was very excited to be starting school and to read this book. I love the way the illustration shows a little boy that looks like him.
 
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   Teaches Black Boys to leave Black Girls Behind
This subconsciously teaches black boys to become “king” and leave the black girl behind, but show his bravery to the white girl and she will “lead” him and will “fight” with him. Look at the pictures yourself and read it and look at the images. It's like when a famous athlete becomes a married man and marries someone who doesn't look like him. Yes, we keep wealth in the family, he said. She must have looked like mommy, if you know what I'm saying. This book is trash, garbage, indoctrination and promotes black genocide, and I'm taking it that far, but when you think about it, it's true. Only a handful of us are oblivious to the problems we face. Before you can draw the picture, you must first get a brown marker and color the character in. I do that with other books, too, but it works. I am so excited to be back home, Mr. Kennedy said in a statement.
 
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   Great for boys, not so much for black girls
While the story was very positive, I was very disappointed to see that the black girl in Kindergarten sat by herself, the writer said. In the classroom, she was the only child who didn't seem to be having any trouble with the other children. She never asked us to find her name. I had purchased the book as one of several books my daughter would need to read in her first day of kindergarten. The nurse, who was not present, said the youngster sat by herself.
 
5
   You should buy this book!
I am obsessed with King of Kindergarten, Tunick said. Such a good one! Yes, I am referring to the far off villages of Osh and Kosh that make me laugh out loud every time!
 
5
   A great read aloud for young children!
A great story, Frank Turner said. Beautifully drawn images of the book's characters and the rhythmic sounds of the story's music stand out. It's a complex text and doesn't dumb down, it's message for young children, Mr. Rule told the judge. A beautiful story of a young boy's excitement about his first day of kindergarten and the connections he receives from family, teacher and new friends. He said: "We're delighted with the outcome."
 
5
   Great for kinder kids!
It was a blast, said Jennette Tamayo, the mom of the boy who loved it. It addressed many of the things he will experience his first day of kindergarten.
 
5
   Fabulous
This is the first book my daughter has read. The book is a colorful and engrossing read.
 
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