Move It, Miss Macintosh! by Peggy Janousky

By decafJess - August 30, 2016

Move It, Miss Macintosh!Move It, Miss Macintosh! by Peggy Janousky
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I really like the concept of the new teacher being nervous and needing reassurance, just like the students do. However, I think the book takes that theme up to eleven, and it becomes confusing for young pre-readers and future kindergarteners.

The teacher cannot do simple tasks, like dress herself, feed herself, tie her shoes, etc., and she's almost pathologically terrified of school. She is so terrified of school that the other teachers and the principal have to come to her home and dress her, feed her, and force her to get on the bus with the kids.

The best thing for anxious new students is a kind and confident teacher. This terrified adult who can barely function is the opposite.

It might be a funny read-aloud for kids towards the end of kindergarten or first grade.

I received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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