Eliza's Kindergarten Surprise
Publication Date: July 2007
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Eliza has to go to school for the first time ever. But she doesn t want to leave Mommy. Mommy understands. She places a kiss on her fingertips and gently slides it into Eliza's pocket. But Eliza's pocket still feels empty inside. Then, at school, she sees things that remind her of her mother. She gets an idea and makes a mommy doll as a surprise for Mommy Child-friendly illustrations using acrylic paint by Nancy Speir add charm and appeal as Mommy shows Eliza a surprise, too.
About the AuthorAlice B. McGinty has written on diverse subjects, from a child's experiences in kindergarten (Eliza's Kindergarten Surprise and Eliza's New Pet) to an award winning biography of Charles Darwin, Darwin: With Glimpses into His Private Journal and Letters (Booklist Top Ten Biography for Youth, Orbis Picture Honor Book). She enjoys visiting schools, teaching writing workshops, and traveling. She went to India and retraced Gandhi's march. The mother of two grown children, she lives with her husband in Urbana, Illinois.