Move It, Miss Macintosh! by Peggy Robbins Janousky is the story how Miss Macintosh, the kindergarten teacher, does NOT want to go to school on the first day; she’s just too nervous. But the principal and other teachers show up to give her the encouragement she needs…and when she finally makes it to school, she finds maybe her class will be fun after all.
The principal and other teachers from the school show up at Miss Macintosh’s house anticipating that she will be reluctant to go to school on her first day of teaching kindergarten. They all try to help her in various ways. I loved the names of the teachers from Mrs. Burger the lunchlady to Miss Melody the music teacher and Miss Patience the guidance counselor. The other silly thing as that they all rode to school on the bus, even the principal. When Miss Macintosh arrives in her classroom she sees that all the kids are nervous and she starts to sing, making up silly words about her morning. The kids love it, start giggling and they all have a great day. The illustrations are very silly, but bright and colourful so that kids will love them. I recommend this book to kindergarten or pre-kindergarten classes to read while trying to make them little ones feel comfortable. Families could also read this to their young ones before they actually start school so that they can see everyone, even the teacher is nervous at the beginning of a new school year.
This book was great! It’s such a fun twist on the first-day-of-school-jitters to have the teacher be the nervous one. Kids will relate to how Miss Macintosh feels–but also get a kick out of the fact that it’s the adult who is so worried. Really cute illustrations, engaging text, and fantastic concept for a book.
I received this advanced readers copy from Annick Press Ltd. and Annick Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.