Sam and Gram and the First Day of School
By: Dianne Blomberg, Ph.D.
Illustrated by: George Ulrich
Magination Press, 2009.
Starting school for the first time can be very
traumatic for children. This is a story devoted
specifically for kids who are about to venture
out to school for the first time. It shows how
Grams can make it easier for kids to face that
first day of school.
Sam is used to spending his days with his
grandmother while his parents are at work.
However, now that he’s old enough to start
school, he has to leave the warmth of his
grandmother’s bosom. Despite her reassurances,
he’s scared of this big, unfamiliar building as
he approaches it. Once he gets into the building,
however, things change for Sam. He makes friends,
discovers many fun and exciting activities, and
realizes that he’s not as scared and lonely as he
thought he would be.
The book can also be used as an educational tool
for parents since it includes a special section
that will help them prepare their children for
the first day of school with enthusiasm and
confidence. The illustrations are lively and
bright. This book is a must read for parents,
teachers, and the kids that are about to go to
school for the very first time.
Reviewed by Irene S. Roth
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