Does your thingamajig work?

Mrs. Toggle’s Zipper by Robin Pulver, illustrated by R.W. Alley is a funny story about a teacher who is stuck in her snow jacket with no “thingamajig” to unzip it. The whole school gets involved and tries to help, including the school nurse and the principal. As so often happens in school, the custodian saves the day!


This book is full of great “real school” pictures to get the conversation about kindergarten going: desks and chairs, a crossing guard, nurse’s office, cubbies for bags and boots, shelves of books and materials, class pets, and best of all – little kids working together to solve a problem! So much great vocabulary and talking points!

Good idea: Help your child practice zipping and unzipping their jacket as well as putting it on and taking it off. Their Kindergarten teacher will thank you one day!