Top positive review
Very rich, very fun, and quietly educational, too: Excellent!
Reviewed in the United States on October 23, 2006
I found our first Miss Bindergarten book by chance one day in the library, and soon my daughter, who is a voracious reader, had become obsessed with it. We have now read four Miss B. books, and this one is the favorite. What is it about the books that is so fun? I think it's the bright colors, the occasionally wacky action, the school setting (my daughter has learned so much about how school works through these books; almost everything she's encountered in her first year of nursery school has been previewed in these books). I also think that parents can enjoy these books, too, because each child in the books represents both a letter of the alphabet and a species that begins with that letter. My wife, who teaches elementary school and has taught Kindergarten says the writer and illustrator really know what goes on in school. The details are excellent, the teaching tools up-to-date, and both the behavior of the kids and Miss B's handling of problems are realistic.
There's so much detail that my daughter was noticing things I didn't, including things not in the text that occur in the drawings themselves. This is also good clean fun, lacking in violence, but very physically active the way kids like it to be. You can't beat the combination of fun, healthy/clean, and educational. We even bought the Miss B. doll from an Amazon seller, and my daughter immediately set up her own school for Miss B. We highly recommend this series as a fun way to teach children without turning it into a stressful lesson.