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Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ì Derrick Barnes A confident little boy takes pride in his first day of kindergarten The morning sun blares through your window like a million brass trumpetsIt sits and shines behind your head like a crown Mommy says that today you are going to be. I thought I would enjoy this one than I actually did Don't get me wrong; it's a cute book But the whole royal gimmick seems kind of unnecessary and aimed at adults than kids and with a child who has a different understanding of what being king means the premise could be potentially problematicThe narration is a bit odd to begin with It almost sounds like it's one of the parents talking to the child but both parents are referred to in the third person so it's obviously somebody else Who I have no idea The boy wakes up and goes about getting ready for school This part of the book makes references to Chiclets and Osh Kosh as if all 4 and 5 years olds are going to understand what those signify Then the boy is off to schoolThe problem I see with telling a child that they're the King of Kindergarten is that if they have an idea of a king as someone who issues orders and expects to be obeyed they're going to be in for a rough first day In the case of this book being king refers to mastery than it does ruling but I don't know if children this young are going to have such a nuanced view of royalty The boy in the story is kind polite generous and thoughtful which are all great things to model But it makes me wonder if the whole king thing is even necessary since it might add a bit of confusion to what is otherwise a sweet story about the first day of school Making him a knight rather than a king might have made sense in this contextI might have some problems with the text but I don't really have any issues with the illustrations They're absolutely adorable The boy and his classmates are all portrayed with bright colourful diversity This is the third book I've read that was illustrated by Brantley Newton and I think I like the illustrations here the bestOverall I think whether this book works for kids will depend on their concept of what a king is For those who think it's all about power it might not work But for those who have an expanded concept of what it means to be a king this could be a winneruotable moment

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review The King of Kindergarten 100 ´ A confident little boy takes pride in his first day of kindergarten The morning sun blares through your window like a million brass trumpetsIt sits and shines behind your head like a crown Mommy says that today you are going to be the King of KindergartenStarting kindergarten is a big milestone and the hero of this st Will be jam packed but he's up to the challenge taking new experiences in stride with his infectious enthusiasm And afterward he can't wait to tell his proud parents all about his achievements and then wake up to start another day. A young boy dubbed the King of Kindergarten by his loving mother heads to school for his very first day in this sweet picture book from author Derrick D Barnes and illustrator Vanessa Brantley Newton Once there he has a wonderful time getting to know his new teacher and making friends with his fellow pupils By the end of the day he is ready to return home full of exciting news to share with his parentsHaving enjoyed Barnes' Newbery Honor winning picture book Crown An Ode to the Fresh Cut I was curious to pick up The King of Kindergarten which is only my second title from this author All in all I found it an engaging and ultimately heartwarming first day of school story one with a positive upbeat message for nervous young children The artwork from Vanessa Brantley Newton was charming colorful and cute Recommended to anyone looking for new books about going to schoolkindergarten for the first time

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The King of KindergartenThe King of KindergartenStarting kindergarten is a big milestone and the hero of this story is ready to make his mark He's dressed himself eaten a pile of pancakes and can't wait to be part of a whole new kingdom of kids The day. I read Derrick Barnes' award winning picture book Crown An Ode to the Fresh Cut and absolutely loved it so I wasn't surprised to enjoy another picture book written by him What I love about Derrick Barnes is that he places young black male characters at the forefront of his work Everyone needs to see themselves in books and Derrick Barnes has a way of using his books to build confidence in his readers This book focuses particularly on a young boys first day in kindegarten and how he should view himself as a king This is not meant to illustrate that he is better than anyone else but that in being a king he has a level of self confidence that will help him be successful and make lots of friends I loved the artwork and can't wait to see what Derrick Barnes has in store for readers in the future