In How I have Grown? a little girl tells about being a baby, a "little kid," and a big kindergartner. Children can identify with Anna as she tells of crawling and climbing, having spats in nursery school, caring for a pet and telling stories in kindergarten. Best of all, she has learned how to comfort a friend and to share!
Hurray, hurray for a brand-new school year! Only, for Junie B. Jones, things are not actually that pleasant, because first grade means having to get used to a whole new classroom. And a whole new teacher. And a whole new bunch of strange children. But here's the worst thing of all: when Junie B tries to read words on the chalkboard, she can't seem to see what everyone else is seeing! Is it possible she might actually end up wearing... glasses?
For out-starting upstarts of all ages, here is a wonderfully wise and blessedly brief graduation speech from the one and only Dr. Seuss. In his inimitable, humorous verse and pictures he addresses the Great Balancing Act (Life itself, and the ups and downs it presents) while encouraging us to find the success that lies within us.