Oh, yes, yes Penelope is so excited about the first day of school that she s doing her happy hippo dance She can t wait to wear her rainbow sparkle outfit, bring her favorite stuffed toy for show and tell, and share a big picnic lunch with all her new friends Oh, no, no says her best pal Tiny, who started school last year He has a few tips for Penelope about fitti Oh, yes, yes Penelope is so excited about the first day of school that she s doing her happy hippo dance She can t wait to wear her rainbow sparkle outfit, bring her favorite stuffed toy for show and tell, and share a big picnic lunch with all her new friends Oh, no, no says her best pal Tiny, who started school last year He has a few tips for Penelope about fitting in without sticking out The two friends very different ways of handling peer opinion create hilarious scenes that will erase any anxiety before the first day of school.
You re Wearing THAT to School Oh yes yes Penelope is so excited about the first day of school that she s doing her happy hippo dance She can t wait to wear her rainbow sparkle outfit bring her favorite stuffed toy for show and
When Penelope prepares for her first day of school, she is educated by her friend Tiny Wear this, do not eat that Neo asked why no other kid taught him this and his mom chose it all When fictional children s stories collide with reality, eh
Funny story Today is my daughter s first day back to school and we just happened to have this book on our coffee table mixed with several other picture books since reading is how we always start our mornings When my daughter came out of her room this morning the first thing I said was You re not wearing that to school I said this because I needed those first day of school pictures to be extra cute Later, when we sat down to read our books we both laughed at the coincidence O.k well it was funny [...]
Penelope is super excited to start school, but her best friend Tiny worries that Penelope s style is a just a little too over the top He advises her on what to wear on her first day, what to pack in her lunch and which object would be most appropriate for show and tell When it comes to the big day though, Penelope decides to just be herself and luckily it serves her well.I LOVED this book Starting school can be equal parts exciting and terrifying The author includes some of the biggest worries k [...]
Getting ready for the first day of school is not easy for our character She gets help from her best friend who is a year older than her and has gone to school She wants to be who she is, but he tries to convince her that she needs to do what everybody else does After all the advice she decides to be herself and is happy with her choice and accepted for her choice Great message for kids about being yourself.
An adorable story about a Hippo s first day of school Her best friend tries to tone down her exuberant and vibrant personality before the first day, but she defies him She wears what she wants, eat what she wants, and makes new friends because of it A great story about staying true to yourself The illustrations are adorable and the story is a positive message for young children.
Beautiful illustrations and a great message to be yourself no matter what I also loved the tips for the first day of school on the last page This is a great book to start off the school year with.
This book is fantastic, all about being your own person This is also a great first day of school book if you have a child that is a little nervous about the first day of school, this would be a good one I love the illustrations I love the story This is a 4 1 2 for me
Love This is a great read aloud book Perfect for those starting school for the first time or just starting school in general Fabulous The illustrations are gorgeous and colorful, so much fun This book teaches you to be yourself and it s well done
This is a great book to read to a group of students on the first day of school It demonstrates how everyone in the class doesn t have to look or dress alike to be accepted.
Great book for the First day of school
LOVE the message to be yourself I especially think it is important for kids to not get caught up in arbitrary societal norms that often inhibit their true personalities.
cute book I love the tips in the back of the book for helping a kid through the first day of school
What a fun book to start school on the right foot I want my kids walking into school with their heads held high and this is a great book to read to encourage them to do so.
Great story about staying true to yourself Maybe a bit optimistic overall, but I like the emphasis on not following the crowd.
This is the perfect book for reading with kids going to school I won this book thru How great sharing what they will wear to school with their friends The illustrations are beautiful.
Such a fun readis one will be a fantastic first day read aloud for the Kindergarten First Grade crowd Loved the message of being who you are The tips at the back of the book were great too
Check out my post on this book at bookwisdombydiane to get a full review This is a great book for any home or school library.
Won this book in a First reads giveaway An awesome children s book with colorful pictures that really grab a kids attention A great book for any child that marches to the beat of their own drum.
Penelope the hippo goes BIG for her first day of school.
The moral of the story Be yourself
Fun story about a hippo who loves clothes and the freedom to be who she is
a Summary This story is about a Hippo named Penelope that is very excited to attend her first day of school She has a mouse as a best friend named Tiny that already had his first day of school so he is willing to help Penelope Penelope is very excited, as she does her happy hippo dance She wants to wear her sparkle rainbow outfit to class, pack a picnic for lunch, and bring her Hugsy Hippo stuffed toy to show and tell Tiny, having a different approach, disagrees and tries to advise Penelope on w [...]
A message about being yourself, even when it makes you stand out You might even make friends because of it The illustrations are a lot of fun Penelope s wardrobe choices are exuberant and remind me a bit of one of my nieces sparkles and feather boas make any outfit better Tiny s practical and cautious advice reflects a much shyer or cautious personality on my end of the spectrum This is probably me reading too much into it, but Tiny s aversion to standing out in any way seemed rather intense, [...]
This sweet picture book would be great to share with young children who are getting ready to start school Penelope is super excited to start school, but her friend, Tiny, who started school the previous year, is worried that the happy hippo is going to go overboard with her clothes, lunch, and show and tell item This book would be a good way to have a conversation about what to expect at school and ways to have a terrific first day There s even a list of helpful tips at the end of the book.
Tiny learns a thing or two about individuality from his fabulous friend Penelope.
The hippo is really cute and eccentric and I was happy to see a positive ending.
I liked this book and I think it would be encouraging to elementary school students meeting their classmates for the first time The two main characters Penelope and Tiny are preparing for their first day of school Penelope wants to wear her bright and sparkly outfit and pack a picnic and do all sorts of unusual things while Tiny is trying to convince her to just stick with familiar things Tiny is always criticizing Penelope for her desire to to wear or take things to school out of the ordinary I [...]
Penelope is starting school She is excited and eager She even knows what she will wear her rainbow sparkly outfit But her best friend, Tiny, is a year older and starts to give her advice about how to navigate the fist day of school He tells her what to wear, what to bring for lunch, and what to share at show and tell His main objective is do nothing that would make people notice you But is that good advice Does Penelope take his advice I love this story of a character with the same fashion sense [...]
I picked this book out in class because it visually stood out to me from the other books on the table I really enjoyed this book This book is really good for children who are just beginning school and are worried about fitting in and making friends It teaches kids to be themselves, even if that means being different from everyone else.
This is a great book for kids to read This could also be used in the classroom for kids to enjoy and also learn something This book teaches a lesson of being yourself Throughout the book the main character is being told what NOT to do for preparing for the first day of school, and in the end she decides to be herself and everything turned out fine and she also made some friends in the process.