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  • Published: 1 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760891602
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 14
  • RRP: $12.99

I'm Ready for Preschool

The I’m Ready books celebrate the exciting milestones and events in your child's life.

I’m trying something new soon. Something new and exciting . . .

This adorable story explores the jittery anticipation of the first day of preschool.

About the I’m Ready series:
The I’m Ready series is a collection of fun, bright board books about exciting milestones and events in many children’s lives. These gorgeous board books are designed as handy explainers for children that parents can trust, with a look the whole family will love.

The I’m Ready series serves as a stepping stone between first concept books (numbers, alphabet, colours, animals, etc) and longer narrative picture books. They are ideal for children ages 3 to 4.

The series is illustrated by Jedda Robaard, a beloved Australian author and illustrator. These gorgeous books will win over parents and children alike with Jedda’s adorable illustrations, full of familiar Australian scenes, animals and flora. The books are about key experiences in a child’s life, whether it’s feeling anxious about starting preschool or getting ready to celebrate with family.

  • Published: 1 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760891602
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 14
  • RRP: $12.99

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About the author

Jedda Robaard

Jedda Robaard is an Australian author, illustrator and designer, based in Southern Tasmania, Australia. She is known internationally for her sweet and whimsical style of illustration.
Jedda studied as a commercial artist in 1992 and after an initial career in graphic design moved her focus to illustration. She has been illustrating and writing children’s books since 2011 and has over 50 books published.
Her books are sold internationally and have been published in many languages.

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Praise for I'm Ready for Preschool

These fun, relatable books help explain the world to our little readers familiarising them with new situations or explaining traditions. The simplicity of the sentences and eye catching illustrations make them accessible and highly appealing.

Better Reading

Once again so many littlies will readily identify with this simple but effective story and they will see themselves as they too prepare for their first big leap into the wider world . . . Highly recommended for 2-5 year olds.


The series is illustrated in super cute style by Jedda Robaard, with pictures beautifully complementing the text. And the books themselves are just the right size for little hands to hold . . . The stories address common questions children might have, and the friendly characters and recognisable situations will appeal to them and help gently allay any concerns. Grab these books for the littlest book lovers in your family, and you'll be well on your way to preparing them for new experiences.


Jedda Robaard’s illustrations are playing pastels that beautifully accompany the text . . . Young children will love these board books and begin to understand the different stepping stones they are leaping over in life!


I’m Ready for Preschool deals with first day at preschool situations from dressing for the occasion and break times to meeting the teacher and taking those first tentative footsteps towards new friendships. Jedda Robaard is responsible for the softly hued, Australiana inspired illustrations that add buckets of charm and comfort.


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