‘Wake up, Daddy, it’s time for school.’
‘But I’m tired,’ says Daddy.
It’s morning, and a little girl has to get her faddy ready for school. But first he’s too tired to get up, then he has a rumbly tummy, and next he is missing a sock. Finally, she gets Daddy ready, with lunch packed and hair combed and ont he bus to school.
Time for School, Daddy is a funny take on the morning rush of school days, with the role reversal showing the child in control and determined to keep things on track. This use of humour helps to normalise the multiple worries and dramas which can be part of the routine, and will allow children and parents to see their own routines from a different angle. Colourful, child-like, cartoon-style illustration on white backgrounds also offer a lovleyw at for young readers to connect.
Time for School, Daddy, by Dave Hackett
ONE keen koala
ready for school.
One keen koala is ready for his first day of school. hH is joined by two perky penguins, three excited wallabies and so on, as they discover the fun of starting school. From posing for photographs, to meeting the teacher, to playing with paint and glue, having stories and, at the end of the day hurrying home to mum, the animals romp through the day.
With rhyming text by Margaret Wild and joy-filled watercolour and pencil illustrations by Bruce Whatley, this is an offering sure to be embraced by youngsters starting school, and their parents. It will withstand repeated rereadings, and the simplicity of the text will encourage children to join in on rereadings.
One Keen Koala, by Margaret Wild & Bruce Whatley