Miss Bindergarten Has a Wild Day in Kindergarten

Written by Joseph Slate • Illustrated by Ashley Wolf

Reviewed by Laiylah A (age 6) and Elijah A (age 8)

The first day of kindergarten starts and Miss Bindergarten has a wild day because there are so many things happening and she doesnít know what to do. One of the girls named Wanda threw a ball at the principal by accident. Another girl put too much water in a plant and it overflowed. One of the girls got cut by the glass when another girl broke the bug jar, and someone said ďWe have to take her to the nurse!Ē One boy needed to go to the bathroom because he couldnít hold it. When he used the bathroom on himself, Miss Bindergarten took him to the school secretary to get new pants and a shirt. In the end, Miss Bindergarten took all of the kindergarteners to the butterfly magical monarch. Even if itís a wild day, Miss Bindergarten is happy to have children that love her and have so much fun.

I, Elijah, loved it because it was fun and because it was funny and there were a lot of accidents. My favorite characters were Wanda the Wolf, Zach the Zebra, Danny the Dog, Sarah the Squirrel and Vicky the Vole. They're my favorite characters because they're all funny and they're my favorite animals. At the end of the book there is a section of all the animalsí names and itís all in alphabetical order and it matches their names. For example Chirstopher is a Cat and they both have Cís. The story is in alphabetical order too. Adam the Alligator is first, next was Brenda the Beaver. I I liked the ending because Miss Bindergarten started having a horrible day but then a miracle happened. It shows that sometimes a wild day is not as bad as you think.

I, Laiylah, didnít like the story because it was boring. I liked when Wanda the Wolf threw a ball at the principal but the story needs a turtle, a giraffe, a cow and a deer.

We would recommend this book to someone because itís a fun and cool story with a lot of details. I would recommend this to someone who is learning the alphabet and learning new animals. It is also helpful for learning how to say hard names.

Laiylah A and Elijah A are members in New York Cares/Island School Reading Club's New Day Fashion Fireboy Island (2015-2016)