Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?

Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? Cover

Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?

By Audrey Vernick; Daniel Jennewein (Illustrator)

Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, Hardcover, 9780061762758, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 22, 2010

Description

Your buffalo is growing up. He plays with friends. He shares his toys. He's smart! But is he ready for kindergarten? (And is kindergarten ready for him?)

Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? is a hilarious look at first-day-of-school jitters from author Audrey Vernick and illustrator Daniel Jennewein.



About the Author
Audrey Vernick is the author of several books for children, including Is Your Buffalo Ready For Kindergarten? and She Loved Baseball. The Effa Manley Story as well as Bark Tim: A True Story of Friendship, cowritten with her sister Ellen Glassman Gidaro. Audrey lives with her family in Ocean, New Jersey.

Daniel Jennewein is the illustrator of several picture books for children, including "Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?", written by Audrey Vernick, and "Chick-O-Saurus", written by his wife, Lenore. His wife, writing as Lenore Appelhans, is also the author of the teen novel "Level 2". They live in Frankfurt, Germany, with their three cats. Visit Daniel at DanielJennewein.com.


Praise For Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?

“This story’s simple lesson about individuality is cleverly expressed through Vernick’s gentle wit and Jennewein’s crayon-outlined kindergartners—most of all, the furry and ungainly reader surrogate with whom kids will readily relate.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“As an embodiment of school anxiety, this buffalo leads the herd-plus, he’s got a hump.”
-Kirkus

“Vernick’s amusing tale will prove handy as a first-day-of-school book recommendation for children and teachers alike.”
-School Library Journal

“The breezy, clap-on-the-shoulder reassurance of the text is both bolstering and funny as it introduces, via buffalo, some key aspects of kindergarten experience.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books