Annie’s good intentions, optimism, and curiosity make her a likable character and an excellent one to dispel fears for incoming kindergartners.” ~ School Library Journal

“Toni Buzzeo’s jaunty text and Amy Wummer’s jovial artwork convey a gentle message while keeping the tone effervescent. Use this bubbly book to introduce your own classroom rules and encourage individual exuberance.”  ~ SLJ Curriculum Connections

“With the help of this ever-spunky heroine, readers will discover that, as Annie’s mother puts it, ‘Sometimes . . . kindergarten is its own adventure.’” ~ Publishers Weekly

“Washed with bright, cheerful watercolors, the cartoon-style pencil drawings magnify the story’s humor and high spirits. A fine addition to the Adventure Annie series, this picture book offers a dynamic alternative to stories about shy kids with kindergarten jitters.” ~ Booklist

“Buzzeo’s dauntless heroine’s attitude is infectious, and Wummer gives the curly-mopped tyke all the visual verve she deserves.” ~ Kirkus

Awards & Honors:

  • Judy Freeman’s 100 Best Books for Children 2010

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