Countdown to Kindergarten

by Harry Bliss and Alison McGhee

It's ten days before kindergarten--and according to a first grader, you can't get in unless you know how to tie your shoes. What is an almost-kindergarten-girl up against the clock to do?

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152055868
  • ISBN-10: 015205586X
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 07/01/2006
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

It's just ten days before kindergarten, and this little girl has heard all there is to know--from a first grader--about what it's going to be like. You can't bring your cat, you can't bring a stuffed animal, and the number one rule? You can't ask anyone for help. Ever. So what do you do when your shoes come untied, if you're the only one in the class who doesn't know how to tie them up again?
Told with gentle humor by Alison McGhee and brought to exuberant life by New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss, this lighthearted take on pre-kindergarten anxiety will bring a smile to the face of every child--and parent--having first-day jitters.

About the author
Harry Bliss

HARRY BLISS is an award-winning cartoonist and cover artist for The New Yorker, and also the illustrator of a number of picture books. His first, A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech, was a New York Times bestseller, as was Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin. He lives in Vermont.

Alison McGhee

ALISON MCGHEE's best-selling novel Shadow Baby was a Today Show Book Club pick, and her picture book for adults, Someday, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. She is the recipient of many fellowships and awards, has three grown children, and lives a semi-nomadic life in Minnesota, Vermont, and California.


"A great book for easing the worries of a kindergartner."--Boston Herald

"Witty . . . an amiable exploration of new-school anxiety."--Publishers Weekly