Noni Is Nervous

Noni Is Nervous

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"Noni is nervous about playdates, and global warming, and most of all, about the first day of school. Her parents are worried too, and even her brother is a little wary. But Noni finds a friend, someone a little more outgoing than herself, and discovers that through friendship, she can belong and succeed in a world that once filled her with dread."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2013
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781770493230
1770493239
Branch Call Number: je Hart *
Additional Contributors: Côté, Geneviève

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SPL_Childrens Aug 22, 2014

Noni, a preschooler, sometimes became anxious about things (such as playdates with bossy friends) but nothing had ever worried her as much as the prospect of starting school. She dreaded the first day. What should she wear? Where should she sit? Would her teacher be nice or mean, and would she be able to open her juice box by herself?

The day before school was to start, Noni was a nervous wreck. She bit her nails, twirled her hair and talked nonstop to calm her nerves.

Because Noni was so worried, her parents and her younger brother were also worried. When they tried to ease her fears, nothing worked.

The next day, however, Noni enjoyed school immensely - in fact, she had a delightful time. She made new friends and she adored her teacher. All of her fears evaporated, and when she returned home, she was able to announce to her very anxious parents, “I really don’t know what you were all so nervous about!”

Montreal author Heather Hartt-Sussman, a mother of two, shows a sensitive understanding of young children in this gentle story about coping with the unknown. Her previous book about the same preschooler is entitled Noni Says No. Both stories have been attractively illustrated by Genevieve Cote, an award-winning artist also from Montreal.

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SPL_Childrens Aug 22, 2014

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 5

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