Friday, February 28, 2014

Let's Take Over the Kindergarten

Written by: Richard Hamilton

First line: Miss Tuck got stuck in the jungle gym.

Why you should read this book: While their teacher is unfortunately trapped in a piece of indoor climbing equipment, a group of rambunctious five-year-olds decide to engage in a series of forbidden behaviors involving glue, water, paint, and rudeness, until they inevitably end up hurt and unhappy enough to work together and extricate Miss Tuck from the jungle gym. The story is told in hasty and inelegant rhyme that mimics that chaotic mindset of the characters, and possibly the readers. A story with great appeal to kindergarteners, who will enjoy being scandalized by the bad choices made in this story.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You're a kindergarten teacher, and you're prone to nightmares.

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