Starting School by Jane Godwin
Starting School by Jane Godwin
Starting School by Jane Godwin
Starting School by Jane Godwin

Starting School by Jane Godwin

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Illustrated by Anna Walker

*NOTABLE BOOK - CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2014
*SHORTLISTED - Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2014

With its charming characters and engaging story, Starting School provides children with the comfort, confidence, and inspiration they need to take their first steps into the world of education.

Tim, Hannah, Sunita, Joe and Polly are all off to school for the first time. Would you like to meet them and see how they go? There are new friends to make, fun ways to learn, and lots of different things to discover.

From Jane Godwin and Anna Walker comes this beautiful book focussing on the experiences and feelings of five very different children as they begin at school for the first time.

Jane's simple words and ideas combine with Anna's gentle and detailed illustrations to help children feel comfortable about taking this big step.

A must-read for children, parents, and educators alike to help children with-

*Understanding and managing emotions and feelings such as nervousness, excitement, and fear
*The value of teamwork, making new friends and how to form new relationships
*The fun of learning and discovering new subjects, activities, and skills
*The benefits of going to school, such as gaining knowledge, developing independence, and growing as a person
*The role of teachers, schools, and education in shaping their future
*The importance of being curious, asking questions, and exploring the world around them
*Building confidence, resilience, and self-esteem in a new environment
*Understanding and embracing diversity, such as different backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives
*Developing reading and visual literacy skills, as well as imagination and creativity

Condition: One of the pages is creased on the bottom, otherwise the book is in overall good condition.
Format: Hardcover 
Age: 3-5

Jane Godwin is an Australian children’s book publisher, and also the highly acclaimed author of over twenty books for children, across all styles and ages. Her work is published internationally and she has received many commendations, including the Queensland Premier’s Award (Children’s Books), the Aurealis Award and the Animal Welfare Award, and shortlistings in the CBC Book of the Year Awards, the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the New South Wales State Literary Award (Patricia Wrightson Prize) the YABBA Awards, the Speech Pathology Awards, The Family Award for Children’s Books, and the Australian Book Industry Awards.

Anna Walker writes and illustrates children's books and is based in Melbourne. Her charming studio is shared with a printmaker, Rosy the lamp, a few friendly plants, and knitted, woolly creatures. Working with pencil, ink and collage, Anna develops her characters and enjoys spending time with them before they venture out into the world. Her illustrations are inspired by the everyday details of life and the amusing antics of her menagerie. Anna's latest book with Penguin is Mr Huff, an exploration of how kids deal the worrying feelings that can accompany a bad day.


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