Henry's 100 Days of Kindergarten: 03/20/10
I don't remember counting the passage of the days in school but my son's school makes a big deal out of hitting day 100. Last year he took in a print out of photographs of the numbers 1 to 100 and this year he's taking in 100 rocks from his collection. Apparently they aren't alone in their celebration of day 100 because there's even a book about it: Henry's 100 Days of Kindergarten by Nancy Carlson.
Henry's 100 Days of Kindergarten is a double bonus for me because it appeals to both my children. For my son there's the connection of the 100 day celebration. For my daughter, there's Harriet the dog who is by far her favorite literary character.
Henry the mouse is in the same kindergarten class as Harriet the dog. As far as I can tell, Henry has taken over as Nancy Carlson's protagonist. She though makes the effort to populate her "neighborhood" with characters from her other books. So for Harriet, the Henry books end up being a "spot the Harriet" game.
What I loved most about the book is how it refers back to Henry's Show and Tell and weaves that book into a running gag involving a tarantula who plays hide and seek with the reader for the remainder of the book.
Other books featuring Harriet and the rest of Nancy's Neighborhood