Whizzy Willow's First Day at School

Children - General
24 Pages
Reviewed on 10/24/2019
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Reviewed by Leiann Lynn Rose Spontaneo for Readers' Favorite

Whizzy Willow’s First Day At School by Billie Rayatt is the story of a little boy with willow hair in a new school, with a new teacher with hair of an oak. The story describes the typical nervousness of a child on the morning of a new day at a new school. He spills milk all over the table at breakfast. He runs late and rushes off to the new school with his mum. Once they get to Mayberry School, he is shown to Mr. Oak’s classroom. The nervousness is still there a bit as Whizzy Willow drops paint on the floor. However, Mr. Oak asks Daisy to clean up the spill. Recess approaches and, while playing football, Whizzy Willow and Dario knock an owlet by accident out of a tree. The owlet is returned to Ruby Owl. After lunch and by the end of the day, the two curious kids spot a cat in a box with kittens, who later is introduced to the class as Smudge the cat. The final bell rings and Whizzy Willow returns home to his mum. He tells her that tomorrow is another fun day!

Whizzy Willow’s First Day At School by Billie Rayatt teaches that people are different, not all people are the same and one should accept the differences. The book also teaches youngsters to use their imaginations. The illustrations by Gennel Marie Sollano are well done and convey the story beautifully. I think this book would be good for children with parents in the military and families that move around a lot. This is also good for children with parents who may have jobs that involve travel. A very nice book that a child would easily relate to and enjoy.