Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Nikki Ehrlich
Illustrator: Zoey Abbott
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books
Zoe and Dax are more than just twins, they’re best friends. They do everything together from playing dress-up to brushing their teeth. But with Kindergarten about to start, Zoe and Dax are nervous about being in different classes. Full of anxiety, they head off to school prepared for the worst. This tender story about trying new things and facing fears is the perfect book for anyone with first-day jitters.
Ideal for children who are about to face separation—whether from a sibling, parent, or best friend—Twindergarten is the perfect book to help a child understand that while school might seem scary at first, it ends up being “absolutely positively awesome” as Dax and Zoe say. This phrase is repeated throughout the book in a larger font, providing an opportunity for young children to participate in reading the words. The colored pencil illustrations are charming and very well done, making each page a true work of art.