Ming Goes to School by Deirdre Sullivan, illustrated by Maja Löfdahl, is an introduction to school in a way that downplays the scary idea of separating from a parent and highlights the best parts of school. Ming meets new friends, she learns to color and play, and she learns to let her imagination take wing. Löfdahl’s soft watercolor illustrations are gorgeous, producing a calming effect that is matched by the simple text provided by Sullivan.
Ming Goes to School by Deirdre Sullivan, illustrated by Maja Löfdahl, is a good introduction for younger kids who have not been exposed to preschool or kindergarten yet. My daughter was less than enchanted with this one, which I suspect is because she’s heading into Kindergarten and already has graduated from Junior K. For younger kids, this could help ease them into a big transition by focusing on the positive aspects of school and growing up.