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The Resource I'm telling you, Dex, kindergarten rocks!, Katie Davis

I'm telling you, Dex, kindergarten rocks!, Katie Davis

Label
I'm telling you, Dex, kindergarten rocks!
Title
I'm telling you, Dex, kindergarten rocks!
Statement of responsibility
Katie Davis
Title variation
  • Kindergarten rocks!
  • I am telling you, Dex, kindergarten rocks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dexter knows everything there is to know about kindergarten and is not at all scared about his first day there, but his stuffed dog, Rufus, is very nervous
Review
  • PreS-K –According to Dexter, he is totally calm about starting kindergarten, but his stuffed dog, Rufus, is fearful about the bus finding the way to school, getting lunch, being tagged as the only one who can't read, and getting a mean teacher. (Dexter, of course, isn't worried about anything.) His big sister, Jessie, has prepared him well and offers him some smart advice: “If Rufus gets scared, just give him a hug.” Upon arriving, Dexter finds that his best friend from preschool is in his class. Among other activities, he gets to write letters, cook food, and play in the school's imagination station. The library has books to borrow, and the cafeteria is “exactly almost like a restaurant.” In fact, Dexter is having such a great time that he forgets about his stuffed friend until he realizes that “Rufus is LOST!” A succession of cartoon illustrations and speech bubbles follows the large-eyed child through his first day of school. A gentle, humorous read to calm the anxiety of younger students. Pair this appealing title with Alison McGhee's Countdown to Kindergarten (Harcourt, 2002).–Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX --Mary Elam (Reviewed September 1, 2005) (School Library Journal, vol 51, issue 9, p168)
  • Dexter Dugan is about to start kindergarten, and his stuffed dog, Rufus, "is an eensy teensy beensy bit scared" about it. Thankfully, Dex's third-grader sister, Jessie, sees that her brother is really the scared one and sets about cheerfully reassuring her sibling: "Don't worry, kindergarten rocks," says a cartoon bubble extending from Jessie. Dex's first-person narration maintains his false bravado. "I got Jessie to help me make a list of things Rufus was scared about. I'm not worried, though," reads the text, as Jessie busily writes at a desk, a flurry of papers swirling around her ("What if my teacher is mean?" reads one page, "What if I have to go #2?" reads another). The interplay of Dex's narrative, which addresses readers directly, and his cartoon-bubble exchanges with his sister respectfully and humorously covers a new student's cornucopia of concerns. Davis's (Who Hoots? ) colorfully crayoned illustrations maintain an upbeat tone, even when Dex loses Rufus in class. The buoyant vignettes of Dex enjoying himself at school will reassure even the most fearful of the pre-kindergarten set. Ages 4-6. (July) --Staff (Reviewed July 11, 2005) (Publishers Weekly, vol 252, issue 27, p92)
  • Young Dexter Dugan is just days away from starting kindergarten and his stuffed dog, Rufus, is a teensy bit scared. Dexter's sister, Jessie, having passed through the rigors of kindergarten, is now a third grader and patiently guides him through some of his fears. She helps Rufus, or perhaps Dexter, make a list of the things that worry him about school. A page per fear drifts off the desk and shows the reader, for example, "What if I get lost?" and "Are there mean people?" As it turns out, the teacher is sweet and the activities are absorbing. The lunchroom is like a restaurant and recess is so exciting that all fears are forgotten—until Rufus goes missing. Once again, Jessie lends a hand and by the final bell, Dexter and Rufus are sure that kindergarten does indeed rock. The illustrations, in brilliant shades of crayon-like texture, lend a beguilingly childlike look. Told from a kid's perspective, this is bound to boost confidence at facing fears and is a terrific tool for those setting off on the elementary track. (Picture book. 4-6) (Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 2005)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
141740
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Katie
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.D2944
LC item number
Imat 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 0
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • First day of school
  • Kindergarten
  • Schools
Target audience
primary
Label
I'm telling you, Dex, kindergarten rocks!, Katie Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Super knocks-knocks -- Dinosaur jokes-- Zany tongue-twisters -- Wacky jokes
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780152049324
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003022623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
54046643
Label
I'm telling you, Dex, kindergarten rocks!, Katie Davis
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Super knocks-knocks -- Dinosaur jokes-- Zany tongue-twisters -- Wacky jokes
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780152049324
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003022623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
54046643

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