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Come to School Too, Blue Kangaroo! ePub

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This is a wonderful story that will relate to many children starting school for the first time. Starting school is a big step for every child, and this story portrays that starting school is not a scary time. In the story, Lily expresses her own fears of starting school through Blue Kangaroo. Lily asks Blue Kangaroo to come to her new school with her. Each time Lily gets scared about going to school, she makes an excuse that Blue Kangaroo doesn’t want to go; “I think Blue Kangaroo has a tummy ache! He wants to go home!” However, Lily has such a fun time in school that she forgets to bring Blue Kangaroo home with her. Lily is so sad she forgot her friend, but little does she know that Blue Kangaroo is having an adventure in the classroom doing all the things the children did earlier that day.
I like this story as it acknowledges the importance of friendship, whether it is with a person or a cuddly toy. Lily sees Blue Kangaroo as her best friend and wants to include him in her new adventure. In the story, family is also important as we see how helpful Lily’s family are in preparing Lily for school, giving her reassurance that starting school is not a scary time, but a fun time. I think the illustrations in this picture book support the text wonderfully. The illustrations are colourful and allow the reader to visualise the story, portraying the emotion in Lily’s face in each picture. It is an exciting and enjoyable story to read.
I believe this gentle and reassuring story would be suitable for early Key Stage 1 students who may be starting school for the first time.
It would be a good book for teachers (and parents) to read to children. Children can then read the book independently once they learn to read.
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