Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Lisa McCourt
Illustrator: Cyd Moore
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
It’s Time for School, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt is a darling story of a little boy who has some concerns before he is ready for school. He asks his mom a series of ‘what if’ questions with different scenarios of how his day at school could go wrong. His mom takes his questions seriously and gives him creative and encouraging answers to show him that he will be just fine.
From the fun illustrations to the creative questions and answers, It’s Time for School, Stinky Face does a fantastic job representing a child’s fear of starting school. The inquisitive nature of a child is so acutely captured in this story. It can be frustrating for a parent to constantly answer a slew of crazy questions, but this mother makes it a game and responds in such a unique and engaging manner. This is the perfect story for a parent with an curious child or for a child scared to start a new situation.