F.A.Q. - I'm Getting Ready For Kindergarten

Who is this book for? Young children 3 to 6 years old and their parents.

What’s unique about this book? It has a story for children that raises all the common questions children have about kindergarten and shows you how to answer and reassure your child. In addition, the comprehensive parent guidance section explains all the steps you can take to prepare your child for kindergarten. It is rare to find a book that helps children and their parents learn all about kindergarten readiness.

What is the children’s story about?
It tells about a child who is unsure about what kindergarten is about, whether the teacher will be nice, whether she'll have friends, and whether she'll like school. This realistic story will bring parents and children closer together as they prepare for this milestone.

What is the parent guidance section about?
It tells you what is expected of your child entering today's kindergarten. It includes academics; social and emotional skills; teaching your child to listen to you; what children his or her age should be able to do for themselves; and what routines you should establish at home that will provide balance to the kindergarten day, and more. This straightforward and practical guide shows you exactly how to prepare your child in all the areas needed for a successful and happy kindergarten year.


Is this book useful for anyone else? Yes. It is of much practical use to pediatricians, preschool and kindergarten teachers, parent educators, mental health professionals, and others who guide parents and children. Its cutting-edge advice will enhance the knowledge of professionals, giving them very practical tools to use in working with parents and young children.

What are the author’s qualifications?
Dr. Annye Rothenberg is a child/parent psychologist with over 25 years’ experience working with typical young children and their parents – providing child-rearing guidance. She has guided hundreds of families to help their children be successful in kindergarten.  She is also an adjunct clinical assistant  professor of pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine.

How many pages, and is it paperback or hardcover?
It is a 48-page quality paperback book, 8x10”, beautifully and colorfully illustrated by Bonnie Bright.

When was it first published?
April 2013.

Is the next book in the series available yet?
Not yet. It will be available in 2014.


Perfecting Parenting Press 2015