My First Year at School by Lindy Higgs – Book Review

My First Year at School by Lindy Higgs – Book Review

My First Year at School by Lindy Higgs

My First Year at School

Author – Lindy Higgs
Publisher – Austin Macauley
Pages – 17
Release Date – 29th July 2016
ISBN-13 – 978-1786125965
Format – paperback, hardcover
Reviewer – Stacey
I received a free copy of this book
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New Synopsis My First Year at School

A child’s first day at school is scary yet exciting. What will my teacher be like? Who will I make friends with?

Capture this unique moment with My First Day of School, featuring questions and drawings for children to complete, creating a memento to cherish for years to come.

New Review

My First Year at School, is a record book for a parent/guardian to write details about their child’s first ‘day’ at school, leading me to believe that the title has been misprinted. The synopsis of the book clearly states ‘My First Day at School’, yet the title is ‘Year at School’, and all the questions relate to a child’s first day.

The book is filled with lots of questions to be answered, from the name of the teacher, what the school logo is like, what they ate for dinner, etc. All surrounded by bright colourful images.

There are also sections for photographs to be stuck in, and pictures to be drawn.

The book is a great memento to be able to give to the child later in life, but whilst I think the idea is good, and the book is useful, I also have a couple niggles with it.

One of the questions that is to be answered is ‘Who Picked You up From School’ – tick the box, either, ‘Mum’, ‘Dad’ or ‘Both’. There is no box for ‘Other’, which I find quite strange as a lot of children, even on their first day (I have first hand experience), are not collected by a parent, some children don’t even have parents as such. What about Grandparents, Nannies, Child Minders, Aunties, Foster Carers, etc.

Also, whilst the inside is bright and colourful, the front cover is a little drab, and clearly features a little boy. Surely this would put off those without boys..

With these few issues sorted (title, pick up question, front cover), I believe that this would make a lovely little book for storing the memories of a child’s first day a school.

Book reviewed by Stacey


New About the Author

Lindy’s love for writing has always been strong, she has had articles published in such women’s magazines as My Weekly and Love It.

An article she wrote based on the restoration of a traditional working canal boat called Electra was published in a regional boat club membership magazine.

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