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Bluephant Goes to Preschool

Aino Pervik

  • Illustrator: Catherine Zarip
  • Tammerraamat
  • 2014, 24 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949526239
  • fiction, picturebook
  • Age: 3+
Bluephant’s mommy couldn’t take her little boy to work with her.
Bluephant’s daddy couldn’t take his little boy along to work.
But little Bluephant couldn’t stay at home alone, either.
Bluephant’s mommy and daddy decided to take Bluephant to preschool.
Bluephant didn’t like it one bit when he found out he would have to stay at preschool all alone.

Bluephant Goes to Preschool is another example of the wonderful cooperation of the writer-illustrator team Aino Pervik and Catherine Zarip. Little Bluephant has to go to kindergarten and he does not like the idea very much. Luckily, there are all these other little children, for example the rhinoceros girl Aretta and the bunny girl Betty. In one short long day children form a bond that helps them through the day and by the evening they all feel it is pretty good to be at the kindergarten. Bluephant also likes his day and the first thing he says to his Dad, is: “I want to come back here tomorrow!”

Wisely and humorously, this little book explains to a child what preschools are and what do the children do there. And that there is no need to be afraid of it.

2014 Good Children’s Book