Jane Breskin Zalben Don't Go!

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Don't Go!

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Daniel’s going to nursery school! He has a new classroom, a new teacher, and a brand-new cubby for all his things. But when it’s time for his mother to leave him, Daniel doesn’t want her to go. It takes a very special goodbye and a reminder that she will always come back to assure him that he’ll be fine. Now he’s ready to listen to stories, play at the water table, bake pumpkin cookies, and even share his favorite stuffed animal with his new friends at naptime. And when his mom returns to pick him up, he’s ready to tell her all about his day!
Told with warmth and humor, Don’t Go! is the perfect book to share with an apprehensive preschooler. Included are a cookie recipe and helpful tips for parents on starting school.

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About the Author:

Jane Breskin Zalben has written and illustrated many distinctive picture books, including Pearl's Eight Days of Chanukah and the best-selling Beni holiday series. She is also a cookbook writer, the author of six novels for older readers, and a painter of abstract art. The mother of two grown sons, she lives on Long Island, New York, with her husband, Steven.

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reS-Cozy artwork and a reassuring text make this book a solid choice for quelling those first-day fears. After packing his lunch and his favorite stuffed animal, Daniel and his mother head for preschool. Awed by the big classroom and unfamiliar faces, the youngster does not want his mother to leave. She patiently helps him settle his things into his cubby, holds his hand while he watches the other children play, and promises that she will return for him. With the encouragement of an understanding teacher, Daniel slowly begins to participate in the classroom activities. By day's end, he greets his mother with two pumpkin cookies, a drawing of his friends, and a great big smile. The pen-and-watercolor illustrations feature a cast of colorfully clothed animal characters. Daniel and his mother are elephants, the teacher is a kind-faced dog with long ears, and the other students include a cat and a pig. The scenes are filled with realistic details: shelves piled high with tempting toys, interesting wall charts, and a colorful storytime rug. Zalben depicts an inviting environment and treats Daniel's concerns with understanding and respect, showing readers how feelings of anxious anticipation can be transformed into enthusiasm and contentment. An editor's note provides tips for parents about getting their little ones ready for "the big day." Pair this with Amy Hest's Off to School, Baby Duck (Candlewick, 2001) and Kevin Henkes's Wemberly Worried (Greenwillow, 2000) to take the edge off a difficult new experience.

Joy Fleishhacker, formerly at School Library Journal

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