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Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten Review plus Giveaway

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Do you have a child that will be starting school this fall?  If so, Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? is a must read! We have a couple of years before we have to worry about kindergarten, as Mister is just two and a half.  However, he and Sister both truly enjoyed reading about this silly bull.

This bovine tale describes the the fun filled first day of kindergarten for this shy bull.

From getting his first backpack, to bumbling with scissors, to balancing on tightrope, this calf learns that everyone is special in his own way and that being different from everyone else in school is A.O.K.

Written by Audrey Vernick, and illustrated by Daniel Jennewein, this witty tail tale is sure to boost confidence in the shyest of school age children, and reinforce the importance of learning to share and care.

The illustrations are simple and cute.   Mister and Sister enjoyed the illustrations of the hoof painting, and Mister pointed to the buffalo and said, “That silly buffalo!”  Mister especially enjoyed the pictures of the buffalo using scissors, since that is a skill we are working on currently.


The book touches on all the things that cause first day anxiety—fitting in, who to sit with at lunch, using scissors, following rules, and much more.

Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten is witty, playful, and charming.  I am certain that it will be a favorite in our home for a long while.  Especially considering Sister wanted to sleep with it.  That silly Sister.

Where you can buy it…

Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? is available on Amazon

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    Contest open to the US.  Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on 08/20/2010.  Winner will be selected randomly.  Winner will be notified by email and will have 72 hours to respond with mailing address.  If no response is received from the winning entrant, a new winner will be selected.  Prize will be forfeited and donated to charity if not claimed by primary or alternate winners.

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    About Virginia

    Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


    1. Carole Spring says:

      I visited the Harper Collins Kids website and one of the books that caught my attention was “Big Nate In A Class By Himself”. I think my granddaughter would enjoy that book.

    2. Carole Spring says:

      I would like to win this book for my granddaughter. She is going into 1st grade. Last year she attended a ‘private’ kindergarten with only 11 kids in her class. This year she will be going to a large public school – no telling how many kids will be in her class. I think that some of the points discussed in Is Your Buffalo Ready For Kindergarten apply to her and would be very helpful, besides being a cute book to read. I’m sure that my grandson would also enjoy the book. He is not old enough for school yet, but wants to do everything that his sister does. When she and I are reading, he climbs into my lap to be a part of it too.

    3. Carole Spring says:

      Teach Your Buffalo To Play Drums from Audrey Vernick will be available in Summer of 2011.

    4. Carole Spring says:

      One of Daniel Jennewein’s clients was Deutsch Bahn. He created a fox character that was used in online tutorials for the German Railways.

    5. Carole Spring says:

      Balzer and Bray published the “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie”, “If You Give A Pig A Pancake”, “If You Give A Moose A Muffin” line of books. We have many of those books (purchased from Kohl’s Cares For Kids) and my granddaughter enjoys them. Another favorite book of hers that was published by Balzer and Bray is “Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day” by Jamie Lee Curtis (also purchased from Kohl’s Cares For Kids).

    6. Carole Spring says:

      new follower via GFC (Carole Spring)

    7. Carole Spring says:

      I emailed 3 friends about the giveaway and cc’d you.

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      new email subscriber: blondie_31971(at)yahoo(dot)com

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      entered Good Earth giveaway

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    17. I’d also love to have “Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School.”

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    19. I think Lilly’s Big Day would be a book I would like

    20. I would give to Lillian, my daughter’s boyfriends little girl. she is almost 3 and I love to give books….
      Never know, there might be a “Lillian’s” Big Day next year! LOL

    21. I follow u on twitter… drinkurslfskiny 🙂

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    23. Jake Ransom and the Skull King’s Shadow sounds like a good book for my older son!

    24. This would be for my younger son, who is going into preschool!

    25. Audrey Vernick has a book coming out next spring, Brothers at Bat, that sounds good!

    26. Daniel Jennewein has also illustrated Night Flight!

    27. Balzer and Bray have also published If You Give a Moose A Muffin.

    28. I follow on GFC #1

    29. I follow on GFC #2

    30. I follow on GFC #3

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