Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Leslie Helakoski
Illustrator: Lee Harper
Woolbur's parents are not 100% sure that their little lamb is ready for school. Will he be teased by the other kids? Will he make friends? Can he do all of the things the others can do? Foolish sheep! Wilbur's attitude can get him through any challenge that comes his way and many do. Wilbur's response to every first day difficulty is, "I know, isn't it great!" While other children seem put off by some of the new and different things about school, Woolbur plows right through it all and has a wonderful time too!
What a fantastic book that demonstrates over and over how a positive attitude makes everything easier and better. Woolbur's approach is wonderful and as he is set in each potentially difficult situation we learn that a good attitude is useful skill in every condition. A valuable theme for both adults and children to learn and remember. This is a great book for all, but maybe the best book around for little graders who are about to start school and who have some reservations about it.