Anna Jane Hays directed "Sesame Street'"s book publishing program for 29 years until her retirement as vice-president/editor-in-chief at Children's Television Workshop in 1999 when she moved to Santa Fe. She is the author of many books for children including "Ready, Set, Preschool!"Linda Davick's vibrant graphic art illustrated "10 Trick-or-Treaters, "recommended by "School Library Journal "as "a not-too-scary treat for the youngest Halloween fans." She lives in San Francisco.
PreS-K-This cheerful story is just right for kindergarten-bound children and their younger siblings. It works equally well as a counting book and as a school-readiness primer. Often leaping or prancing, a little girl shares her excitement on every page as she starts with seven and counts down to the big day. Both the rhyming verse and the pictures are filled with humor and energy (the sleeping child counts "kindergarten sheep" that wear school backpacks). The computer-generated illustrations are detailed and vibrant. Because the format is small, this book is most appropriate for one-on-one sharing.-Barbara Katz, Parish Episcopal School, Dallas, TX Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.