Back of Book:
Pirate Emma is about to start kindergarten! But Emma’s not so sure she’s ready for a new captain and crew. Especially since Cap’n Chu—the roughest, toughest, awesomest preschool cap’n ever—is right down the hall. So Emma decides to head back to the preschool ship to see if she can stir up a mutiny against kindergarten! Is that what she really wants? Or does she just miss her beloved Cap’n Chu? Batten down the hatches, mateys, because the first day of school is going to be stormy!
I received a copy of this picture book from debut author Lisa Robinson in exchange for an honest review.
I have taught both Preschool and Kindergarten. It can be tough for children to transition to a new environment with different teachers and students. Pirates Don’t Go to Kindergarten beautifully captures how readers can feel as they venture into a new school year.
The story follows a young pirate named Emma who thinks that she is ready for Kindergarten. That is until she realizes that Kindergarten will not have her beloved Cap’n chu. Instead, her new leader would be Cap’n Hayes. Also, Kindergarten is not a Pirate ship but a space ship. Emma changes her mind and decides that she is going back to preschool. What follows is a fun series of events that will make readers laugh out loud. The illustrations by Eda Kaban are bright and full of fun details. They showcase a diverse group of students and allow readers to see themselves within the pages.
This is a perfect book to share at the end of preschool or the beginning of Kindergarten.
Ages 5 and up