SLJ Review of First Experiences
This adorable series will help young children overcome their fear of new situations. Each book is narrated by a child facing an unfamiliar experience. They express their feelings to a parent and receive advice to help them cope. In the end they discover that there was nothing to be afraid of after all.
The books begin with techniques parents and teachers can use before, during, and after reading to guide the student developing their reading skills. Following the text is a review question and picture glossary.
VERDICT: Simple, joyful illustrations and hopeful stories make this a good choice for reading practice and preparing for those scary first experiences.