Article Title

Oh No, School!


Dependable, Preschool, Primary, Hae-Kyung Chang, Josee Bisaillion, Anxiety, School, Transition, Behavior, Psychology, Picture Book

Document Type

Book Review


A young girl named Holly does not want to go to school one day. She hides in her closet and will not tell her mother why. Holly’s mother finds her and uses Holly’s favorite puppet, Bunny, to talk to her about the issues she is facing that make her hesitant to attend class. Holly is reassured about her concerns and is given advice on how to handle stressful classroom situations. After a great talk with “Bunny,” Holly and her mother share a hug and rush her out to catch the bus. School doesn’t seem so scary anymore to Holly.